Day Hike - Golden Gardens


Day Hike - Golden Gardens

Low Tide Beach Walk from Carkeek Park to Golden Gardens- it's like going to the wilderness right in your own city! We'll walk the neighborhoods to Carkeek, then walk on the beach to Golden Gardens, then climb the stairs back to the start.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Caffe Fiore Sunset Hill, 3125 NW 85th St at 10:15AM, departing at 10:30AM

This is the lowest tide of the year so we can walk on the beach between parks. There is a lot of sea life and flora/fauna to observe including eagles, heron, anemone. Although the tide will be out, there are still low-volume streams to cross and your shoes/feet will be entirely submerged in places. Please bring appropriate footwear.

This walk also involves stairs at the end, 272 steps climbing from the beach back to the start.

See the route here:

In addition to the 10 Essentials, please bring:

- water shoes/sandals or shoes you don't mind being submerged in salt water

- snacks and lunch



Golden Gardens

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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