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Day Hike - Mount Baker Neighborhood

Night hike through Mount Baker history with a terrific view east over the tunnel entrance to the I-90 bridge. This is a four park, many stairways with around 600 stairs up and 400 down.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 762 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 271 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet, geared up, shortly before 6pm where S Dose Terrace is about to plunge down the stairway in Colman Park.


Seattle Stairway Walks (2013) authors Jake & Cathy Jaramillo state, "A stairway walk in the northern Mount Baker neighborhood leaves last impressions.  There's gracious old Dose Terrace stairway with its scroll-like balcony overlooking Lake Washing and lake Washington Boulevard." We also find Colman, Bradner Gardens and two sections of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Parks.

Here's our strategy for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.   Most importantly, Hikes are Therapy in Troubled Times, a low risk opportunity to be in-person social.  Here are the March 11 King County Public Health orders for public gatherings of fewer than 250 persons.  We're a private group but we welcome newcomers with a waiver.

King County/ Seattle Public Heath order and our response in italics:

Event organizers must ensure that:

King County/ Seattle Public Heath order and our response in italics:

Event organizers must ensure that:

  • Older and vulnerable individuals have been encouraged not to attend. If you don't feel well, stay home. But we welcome older persons who do not have vulnerable health conditions.
  • Recommendations for social distancing and limiting close contact are met.  We expect arms length most of the time -- at least not close for more than 10 minutes.
  • Employees or volunteers leading an event are screened for symptoms each day. We check temperature and general health daily.
  • Proper hand washing, sanitation, and cleaning is readily available.  We all should bring alcohol disinfectant.  Leaders will carry some, too.
  • Environmental cleaning guidelines are followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently)  We're outside and we'll leave the natural world, naturally scrubbed by rainfall. If railings or other cultural (wo/man-made) objects are touched, we'll alcohol wipe hands,

Mount Baker Neighborhood

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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