Chief Sealth Trail
10.4 miles - rolling hills
This route starts at the Space Needle and heads towards Beacon Hill picking up the Chief Sealth Trail head just south of Jefferson Park. The main mantra here is 'look left'. Since this trail winds southeast, usually when the trail stops it picks back up again slightly to the left of where you're standing, (while heading south).
Route highlights and tricky spots:
Jackson Street through the International District is slow 0.8 mile hill with a 3.6% grade, so shift into a lower gear and allow your speed to drop a bit especially since it's early in the run.
The next break in the trail is tricky. Other trail maps will have you take main roads around to S. Kenyon St to pick the trail up again, which works… but I like to stay on the trail as much as possible. There are two ways to pick up the trail sooner. Once you reach S. Myrtle Pl. you can do two things.