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Day Hike - Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point

We'll night hike up Longfellow Creek and head for two less-explored but interesting West Seattle neighborhoods, Youngstown, Delridge and Pigeon Point. Glacial, cultural and industrial history frame our walk. Lots of stairs! Beavers, if we're lucky

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  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 440 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 303 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

We'll meet in the Yancey Street cul-de-sac just east of 28 Avenue SW.

Arrive shortly before 6pm for a ready-to-go 6pm departure.  We aim to return around 8:30.

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 8:40 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 4.6 miles .  There are more than 300 stairs up across various sections.

The hike is the 12th of ~30 planned urban night hikes from Seattle Walks (Williams, 2017) and Seattle Stairways Walks (Jaramillos, 2013).  The Delridge and Pigeon Point  hike takes us through neighborhoods off the beaten track. This is the West Seattle, Delridge and Pigeon Point hike #16 in David Williams' fine guide.

 Discovering Seattle Parks (Westerlind, 2017 Mountaineers Books) is a wonderful guide to our city parks system.  Keen hikers can find Seattle Walks in local book stores or (gasp) online.  Our Alki hike a few days ago offered stunning sunset views to the west.   Expect more easterly views this time.


Longfellow Creek & Pigeon Point

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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