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Day Hike - Mount Baker Stairways

Colman to Bradner Gardens to Mountains to Sound Greenway Parks, an evening hike in Mount Baker neighborhood.,

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 950 ft

Meet shortly before 6pm at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, corner of MLK Jr Way S and S Walker St. On street and nearby parking.

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 8:32 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 miles with at least 372 steps up and 569 steps down. 

The hike is the 15th of 25 planned hikes from Seattle Stairways Walks. The Mount Baker neighborhood offers unique views and  some prime walking territory. This in an enhanced (longer) version of Mount Baker Hike 20 in Seattle Stairway Walks (2013). Check out the Seattle Stairways blog here:


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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