Mercer Island: Mercerdale Hillside & I-90 Sculpture Parks


Day Hike - Mercer Island: Mercerdale Hillside

We will do the 2-mile, Mercer Island: Mercerdale Hillside Stair Walk, from the Seattle Stairways Walk book. If we are lucky, we will see the bald eagles who nest in the area.

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 830 ft

We will meet at 9 am at the intersection of SE 32nd Street and 74th Avenue SE.  

This stair walk has 522 steps up and 329 down.  We'll go at a leisurely pace and stop for coffee afterwards, time permitting. The stairs are made with timber.  We will proceed cautiously down if they are wet.


Mercer Island: Mercerdale Hillside & I-90 Sculpture Parks

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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