Day Hike - Fremont

Hike Fremont stairways, an after hours, after dark, urban adventure.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

We will meet shortly before 6pm outside Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Avenue North. Kindly inform your sweet tooth that Theo hours are 10am to 6pm.

Join us after work for an early evening hike up to Fremont Peak Park for stunning views to the ship canal and points south and west over Puget Sound.  This urban adventure follows  extended route #2 in Seattle Stairway Walks (2013, The Mountaineers), about 4 miles with ~302 stairs up and ~310 stairs down.  Ramble through nearby Theo's Chocolate before the hike (they close at 6 pm) if you wish to stock up for a  treat.

Dress for the weather and be sure to bring your headlamp.  Some add reflective clothing as we cross many city streets.  A public toilet is available on the return leg in the Fremont Library.

We'll poll hikers to see if an add-on across the Aurora Bridge is favored.  Past hikers have given it a big "Wow!"

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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