Interbay is a neighborhood located northwest of Seattle’s central core area on the north shore of Elliott Bay. This neighborhood is bordered on the east and west by trendy walkable neighborhoods, however, due to the presence of a railway yard and industrial areas, Interbay is not as walkable as its neighbors. There is, however, some retail businesses along 15th Avenue as well as offices and a small shopping area at West Davis Street with restaurants and other local services that are within walking distance.
Due to the area's industrial character, the region was not designed for pedestrian travel, however, amenities in the community are accessible on foot.
Dog walkers in Interbay need to be prepared for some wet weather as it frequently rains in spring and fall. When winter temperatures reach the freezing mark, wet surfaces freeze and precipitation can turn to sleet and snow, making walkways treacherous. Summer months are beautiful, mostly dry, and sunny.
A large golf course and athletic facility is located centrally in the area and provides a manicured green area and recreational amenities. A strip of 19th-century houses called the Fourteenth Avenue West Group is an official city landmark and is a beautiful area to visit on foot. Much of Interbay is made up of industrial, commercial office buildings and warehouses. Residences in the area are generally apartment buildings, often shared with office and retail space.
The terrain in the district has some gentle inclines, but no steep hills to climb. There are some elevated freeways with roads crossing below. Most streets around Interbay do have separate sidewalks for pedestrians to use, so you and your furry friend do not have to share the road with traffic.
The South Ship Canal Trail runs along the northern waterway and into the Interbay region. The round trip of this trail is 3.8 miles and the trail is relatively flat. This trail joins up with the Emerson Street Bike Trail on the north section of Interbay.
The Interbay Athletic Complex Grounds also has walking trails to visit with your pup. On the southwest corner of Interbay, dog walkers can access the Elliot Bay Trail which runs for 3.5 miles along the waterfront and features views of the downtown Seattle area. This trail runs through several beautiful parks and near Seattle landmarks.
Located on the southeastern border is the Queen Anne Greenbelt which is contiguous with Kinnear Park. This greenway features an off-leash area. The off-leash area is relatively flat and enclosed with a 4-foot double gated entrance. The surface is wood chipped and there is a wooded hillside adjacent to it.