Day Hike - Queen Anne Stairways

This is a scenic and historic loop hike including 26 stairways , 830 steps up and 994 steps down . There are great views of downtown , Puget Sound , Mt. Rainier , and the Olympics . The oldest stairway in Seattle is on this hike.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

We will meet at the top of 3rd Ave. N. stairs , the intersection of  3rd Ave. N , Bigelow Ave. and Highland Ave. at 9:00 am . Go up Queen Ave. N. to a right turn on Prospect St. , then left on 1st Ave N, then right on Prospect Street and connecting with Bigelow Ave. to 3rd Ave. N. 


Wilds of Queen Anne

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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