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Day Hike - Laurelhurst Stairways

This is a two loop scenic and view hike of Laurelhurst and the Union Bay Natural Area. The hike includes stairways and views of Lake Washington , Union Bay , Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 mph

We will meet at the Urban Horticulture Center , 9:00 am . From I-5 , take 520 East , right at the first exit , then left on Montlake Blvd NE , right on NE 45th st , then right on Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE , that turns left on 41st NE . The Center for urban Horticulture is 3501 NE 41st Street on your right. Parking is East of  the Center , just past the building and 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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