The South Beach Trail is one of the most iconic hiking trails in Seattle. Winding itself gently through light forest canopy while providing breathtaking vistas of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainer. It is a half-mile hiking trail that connects the Loop Trail to South Beach. The change of elevation is roughly 220 feet from top to bottom, and the trail is comprised of many sets of stairs.
In the very center of the park at the top of its highest and most scenic hill is a 100 foot tall FAA radar dome which dominates the landscape in all directions and lies within the Fort Lawton Historic District. This District is one of the most iconic places in the Park with wide open spaces and unparalleled views.