Saint Edward State Park


Day Hike - Saint Edward State Park

This hike takes you to the Northeastern shore of Lake Washington through quiet ravines blanketed with maidenhair and sword fern.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 - 3.0 mph

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Saint Edward State Park, located at 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.  Note that you should park in the lot closest to the seminary and the indoor swimming pool. 

You will need a Discover Pass to park in this lot.  

Hiking Saint Edward is always a nice destination for a chilly autumn day.  I took my first hike in Washington State here about 25 years ago and have been back many, many times.  What continues to impress me about this park is its deep, wooded ravines, undeveloped Lake Washington shoreline, historical architecture, and the greatest kids playground that I have ever seen.

We will hike almost every trail in the park.  I will supply a map for you at the trailhead and send out additional information via email a few days before the hike.


Saint Edward State Park

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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