This hike passes the Fremont Troll, the Statue of Lenin, and offers unsurpassed views of downtown Seattle and Lake Union from Gas Works Park.
This self-guided walking route starts in the heart of Fremont, passes by the iconic Fremont Troll and the Statue of Lenin, and then follows the Burke-Gilman Trail to Gas Works Park on the North side of Lake Union.
Gas Works Park is a 19 acre park that offers spectacular views across Lake Union to downtown Seattle, especially at night.
The Fremont Troll was created under the Aurora Bridge in 1990 and is clutching an actual, full size, Volkswagen Beetle with California license plates that it grabbed off of the bridge.
The Statue of Lenin is a 16 ft (5m) bronze sculpture made in Czechoslovakia in 1988 and removed during the democratic revolution of 1989 and brought to Seattle. It is for sale and frequently decorated and vandalized.