Day Hike - Golden Gardens Park


Day Hike - Golden Gardens Park

Low Tide Beach Walk from Carkeek Park to Golden Gardens during one of the lowest tides of the year. We'll walk the neighborhoods to Carkeek Park, then walk on the beach to Golden Gardens and climb the stairs back to the start.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 - 3mph on pavement, slower on beach

Caffe Fiore Sunset Hill, 3125 NW 85th St at 10:45AM, departing at 11:00AM

This is timed with one of the lowest tides of the year (-3.7' at 12:26pm) so we can walk on the beach between the parks. There is a lot of sea life and flora/fauna to observe including anemone, sea stars, eagles and heron. 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

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