Magnuson Park


Day Hike - Magnuson Park

A night hike will explore the impacts of a 20-year effort to transform Sand Point Naval Air Station into today's Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Pace: 2.2 mph

We will meet shortly before 6pm at the foot of the newly completed Mountaineers North Plaza Friction Slab feature.  There is a BeWild event that evening so the free parking lot on the south side may be crowded.  Be prepared to start at 6pm.

We'll follow a modification of the Seattle Walks (Williamson, 2017) Hike #12 guide to Magnuson Park.  Night hikes call for full illumination, head lamps and/or flashlights.  A clear night will bring splendid views across Lake Washington. We'll see the fruits of the Seattle City Council's 2004 approval of a master plan that featured a wetland, native plant restoration and sports fields.


Magnuson Park

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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