Day Hike - I-90 Trail


Day Hike - I-90 Trail

Want to get outside and hike, but don't want to drive for hours? This leisurely hike on an urban trail takes you through several parks, through a tunnel and across part of Lake Washington.

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  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 3.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 830 ft
  • Pace: 2mp or slower depending on participants

We'll meet at the Dr. Jose Rizel Park parking lot at 9am.

This urban trail is one of the ones listed in Craig Romano's Urban Hikes: Seattle guidebook. It takes us through several parks, through the Mount Baker tunnel and along the I-90 highway across the lake to Mercer Island and back.

This hike is good for those who are a bit slower when hiking. We don't have to win any races, but just enjoy being outside!


Mercer Island: Mercerdale Hillside & I-90 Sculpture Parks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  1. Sun protection
  2. Illumination
  3. First aid supplies
  4. Nutrition (extra food)
  5. Hydration (extra water)
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