Saint Edward State Park


Day Hike - Saint Edward State Park

This is a conditioning hike at Saint Edwards State Park. We will trek down to Lake Washington and back up on four of the hills gaining about 1,000' feet of elevation. Get outside and on the trail with alumni and leaders from the Foothills GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series! GoHike is working to continue to provide opportunities for beginner hikers or those who are looking for easy to moderate hiking opportunities outside of our annual GoHike Course season.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0 mph

We will meet at the North Parking lot at Saint Edwards State Park ready to go at 9:00 am. Full details will be sent to registered participants in the Hello Hiker email. Restrooms are located near the lower parking area.

The goal of this hike is to work at a comfortable pace doing natural trail hill repeats.

Our expectations are that participants:

  • Have read this posting completely prior to registering.
  • Will read all communications that are sent out for this trip and respond accordingly if requested.
  • Should be comfortable with the stated the distance, pace and elevation. We are approaching this as a conditioning hike and we may lean into the work and push ourselves a bit.
  • You will be encouraged to be mindful and aware as we travel our trails. This is a beautiful urban park with a diverse forest system, and lake waterfront. We will enjoy our time in nature.

We are social, comfortable leaders who enjoy leading mindful, fun trips for  participants who are experienced beginners or people who enjoy traveling at a more comfortable pace and are interested in the conditioning aspects that are offered on this trip.

If the above does not sound like you, it might be better for you not to register for this trip.

It is important that participants look at the stated hike description, distance, pace, elevation gain and consider your current fitness level in determining if this hike is a good fit for you. If you have any questions, please contact the trip leader in advance. A leader may look at your profile and recent activities to ensure that we think you are ready for this hike. We may email or call you to ask you about your hiking history and conditioning activities.

Priority registration is given to GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series graduate Alumni Course members. Graduate alumni will need to hold a GoHike Badge and have registered for the GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course.

If there are any unfilled spots on this hike, the hike will open up on the Wednesday before the week of the hike, to general members, for Mountaineers members interested in a beginning hiking experience.


Saint Edward State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Leaders will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike that may include recommendation or requirements for equipment.

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