Capitol Hill

Trip

Day Hike - Capitol Hill to Queen Anne Hill Circuit

Changed from Mt. Washington so we are not hiking in a stream

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Pace: 2 mph

Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill, 9am.  More info via email.

Changed from the original Mt. Washington hike, since the area has been getting so much rain. We'll do the circuit described below, and maybe do some of the stairs twice for extra workout. Could get coffee and snacks afterwards: 

CAPITOL HILL TO QUEEN ANNE HILL CIRCUIT

5-MILE LOOP WITH 950 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN

This urban adventure maximizes city view opportunities with ascent and descent of Seattle's most significant hills, Capitol and Queen Anne.  Three well-loved stairway routes are captured—Howe, Blaine, and Galer.
Start at the little known Grand Army of the Republic post Civil War cemetery near Volunteer Park and descend Howe Street stairs leading to Lake Union.  Follow the Chesiahud Trail around the south end of Lake Union to the Galer Street stair climb up Queen Anne Hill.  Near the top, swing south to walk up through Bhy Kracke Park for fabulous views  back towards Capitol Hill. Near the summit of Queen Anne Hill, head back down the Galer Stairs to retrace the route across the lake.  Climb back up Capitol Hill through the Freeway Park on the parallel Howe Street Stairs, Seattle's longest continuous stairway with 388 steps.

Route/Place

Capitol Hill


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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