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Day Hike - Laurelhurst

An early evening urban walk through Laurelhurst to twice (or thrice) touch Lake Washington and enjoy the early bloom of spring.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 220 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet in the UW Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St) display garden at the east end of the main building shortly before 6pm for a 6pm departure. Plenty of on-street or parking lot options.

Early evening urban in the city call for headlamps and urban variations on the 10 essentials.  No cotton, please, but head lamps (or flashlights) are required and reflective items add to our safety crossing city streets. Smaller umbrellas are OK, too.

Participants familiar with Seattle's history, architecture, urban horticulture or other insights to our route are welcome to help with the narration.  Pace will adjust to hikers' comfort and fitness level -- this is not a marathon but a reasonable level of fitness is assumed for about 4 miles with at least 101 steps up and 228 steps down. 

This is the 2nd planned March urban walk from Seattle Stairways Walks (Jaramillo & Jaramillo, 2013) and Seattle Walks (Williams, 2017). The Center for Urban Horticulture and surrounding areas are a Seattle walker's dream. Check out the Seattle Stairways blog here:  Other March urban night walks at and near the University of Washington will include Waterfront & Foster Island, Green Lake to UW and return, and Urban Horticulture to UW main campus and return.



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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