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Day Hike - Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point

Night hike Camp Long to Longfellow Creek to West Seattle Bridge via Pigeon Point Stairway and return.

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  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 823 ft

We will meet a bit before 6pm just inside Camp Long, east of the intersection of 35th Ave SW and Hudson Street SW. Parking is available on street if the Camp Long parking area is filled.

Early evening hikes in the city call for headlamps and urban variations on the 10 essentials.  No cotton, please, but reflective items add to our safety crossing city streets. Sunset is 7:12 pm, civil twilight a half hour later. 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 5.8 miles with at least 314 steps up and 274 steps down.  Elevation gain and loss about 820'.

The hike is the 20th of 24 planned hikes from Seattle Stairways Walks. The Camp Long, Longfellow Creek and Pigeon Point  neighborhoods offers unique views and  some prime walking territory. This the enhanced  version of the Longfellow Creek and Pigeon Point #19  in Seattle Stairway Walks (2013).

Check out the Seattle Stairways blog here: http://www.seattlestairwaywalks.com/.  And Discovering Seattle Parks (Westerlind, 2017 Mountaineers Books) is a wonderful guide to our city parks system.

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Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point


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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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