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Day Hike - International District

Night hike explores a landscape shaped by massive earth relocation and waves of Asian immigrants. The International District was the site of massive regrades

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

We'll meet shortly before 6 pm geared up for a 6pm start at the plaza on the north side of King Street Station (S. Jackson St between 2nd Avenue S Extension and 3rd Avenue S).  Many public transport options are available as parking can be tough.

This night hike is a slight variation of "Regrades and the International District" from David Williams' excellent 2017 Seattle Walks guide, chapter 6.  He notes, "Prior to World War II, what we now call the International District (ID) was known as Chinatown and Japantown, or Nihonmachi. A Filipino community also developed and, weather permitting, we'll grab a spectacular view north from the Jose Rivas Memorial Bridge.  Yes, Jackson and 12th Ave S was the heart of the jazz community in years past.

These regrades are not as well known as Denny Hill, four million cubic yards of earth was used to fill the Duwamish River tideflats.  We'll explore the old high tide line.


International District

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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