Queen Anne-Myrtle Edwards Loop


Day Hike - Queen Anne-Myrtle Edwards Loop

This two-hour East Queen Anne hike is another in a series of early evening Seattle Stairway Walks.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 730 ft

Meet at the foot of Westlake Avenue North Galer Stairs pedestrian overpass stairs shortly before 6pm.  Suggest you park south of the overpass where spaces are free, abundant and well lit after 4pm.

This up-and-down walk is a slight variation on Walk #10, East Queen Anne, in Jake & Cathy Jaramillo's 2013 Seattle Stairway Walks, Mountaineers Books.  The guide calls for ~3.7 miles.  Metro Transit Bus Route 70 provides excellent service. And Metro 62 is handy, too

Our route takes us west up the linked Galer Stairs from Lake Union near the highest elevation then past Old Queen Anne HS.  On our way north we pass perhaps the most ornate house north of the ship canal. We drop back towards Lk Union on a short dirt path, then  pass under Aurora Ave in a wonderfully mural rich tunnel.  We return to the Galer Stairs start on protected West Lake sidewalks.

Total steps down ~300 and total steps up ~476 (but not all at once).

Dress for the weather and the evening.  It will be dark and some travel is on city streets, so headlamps and reflective clothing are strongly advised.

Leader will send further details plus map the day before the hike.


Queen Anne-Myrtle Edwards Loop

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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