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Day Hike - North Beacon Hill

Let's take a 2 hour night hike on North Beacon Hill with killer views and a strong dose of Seattle's immigrant history.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 326 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We'll meet at the parking area for Jose Rizal City Park, 1007 12th Avenue South, Seattle.  Show up shortly before 6pm and be ready to step out at 6pm.  

This mildly up-and-down walk is a slight variation on Walk #14  inDavid Williams' 2017 Seattle Walks, University of Washing Press.  We'll go around 4.0 miles including a dash over I-90 (and back) on Dr. Jose Rizal   Bridge. Metro Transit Bus Routes abound in the city. 

Our route takes us through one of the more ethnically and geographically isolated parts of the city.  And you'll see that the diversity mix continues to change as properties change hands.

We'll touch base with early European settlers and check out several buildings (mostly from outside) that maintain a link to the 20th Century. If fortune smiles, we will check the view north from the 8th Floor of the PacMed tower (permission to ascend is tricky).

 Dress for the weather and the evening.  It will be dark and some travel is on city streets, so headlamps (or handheld lights) are required and reflective clothing is advised. 


North Beacon Hill

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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