United States Duwamish River Trail

8 images 1 contributors Shoot freely

Arnie Lund

About this spot
The Duwamish consists of the 12 miles connecting Washington State’s Green River and Seattle’s Elliott Bay on Puget Sound, and while it tends to be an overlooked destination it is quite interesting. The indigenous tribes, the Dkhw’Duw’Absh people (anglicized as Duwamish), had been living there at least as long as the sixth century. Now the river basin is the heart of Seattle’s industrial, commercial, and shipping area. As a result it is a stark representation of the clash between people and nature. There are parks here and there, scattered among old piers, factories, rusting barges, and tugs. The sounds of birds do get drowned out by the cars and trains, but on my visit the Canadian geese were coming through and were everywhere. Despite the pollution that continues to be a challenge, it is still an important habitat for salmon and trout.

Join PhotoHound to learn how, where and when to capture amazing photos here

  • Know the best times, seasons & shooting conditions
  • Detailed directions - maps, co-ordinates and directions
  • Know how to get there - where to park or how to reach there using public transport
  • Browse inspirational photos and learn how they were taken - see the EXIF details
  • Bookmark your favourite spots for future reference
  • Know exactly when to shoot for beautiful photographs - sunrise, sunset, blue hour and astrophotography
  • Detailed, 7-day weather forecast at this location
  • Share your images with like-minded travel photographers
Essential Information


This spot appears in 1 guide.

Share this photo spot

Join thousands of photographers exploring the world with PhotoHound

Sign up or Log in