Matthews Beach & Thornton Creek


Day Hike - Maple Leaf & Thornton Creek Stairways

The hike will be a loop route from Northgate and following Thornton Creek . We will be touring the Maple Leaf neighborhood and stairways . This is an evening hike enjoying the Thornton Creek drainage.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 mph

We will be meeting  5:50 pm at the Northgate  Mall parking in front of Macys next to 5th Ave. NE .


Matthews Beach & Thornton Creek

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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