My Favorite Roads in the Seattle City Limits: Discovery Park and Perkins Lane
There is nothing more classic for roadies in Seattle than the Discovery Park/Magnolia Loop. The park offers short punchy climbs which are very much the norm here. It is a part of a decommissioned military base, and many of the sections are closed to cars.
The Magnolia neighborhood borders the park, and is one of Seattle’s most wealthy areas. Exiting Discovery, most people just continue onto Magnolia Boulevard and back into the city proper, but one of the best roads in the city is just off to the right.
Heading South, Perkins Lane descends quickly into an area that feels old-world. The road is rough, and the houses butt up against a cliff overlooking the Puget Sound. A wonderful hairpin turn at the very end leads to another short and steep climb back onto Magnolia Boulevard.
Its a road I like make sure all my friends know about.