Seward Park


Day Hike - Seward Park

Night Hike follows Lk Washington shoreline from Beer Sheva Pk (Rainier Beach) to Columbia City. Return by bus with optional extended walk south down Rainier Ave through multi-cultural wonderland.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: Around 2.2 mph

Meet in the Beer Sheva Seattle City Park parking lot across the street from Rainier Beach HS.  Gather shortly before 6pm for a 6pm start. Yes, bring headlamps. 

The Lake Washington shoreline with its string of unique parks is the star of this walk.  This night hike explores Beer Sheva, Pritchard Island Beach, Martha Washington, Stan Sayers and Genessee Parks (source:  Seattle Walks, Hike 15, Rainier Beach to Columbia City, 5.5 miles).  An optional ~3.5 miles takes us  back to the TH south down Rainier Avenue through a series of culturally rich, new and old neighborhoods.  Buddhist Temples, taquerias, African American style shops, Thai restaurants, a high end bakery...what a feast for the eyes.

One way hikers may return by bus or pre-arranged car pool (TBD).

This second year of urban adventures in the dusk and dark aims to introduce day hikers to urban and natural features that may only be experienced around sunset. A basic level of fitness is expected but we support each other if the way becomes difficult.

Safety is first and all hikers are expected to  wear/carry headlamps or flashlights with clothing and footwear appropriate for both sidewalks and muddy trails. Leaders carry flashing light wands to safely cross city streets.


Seward 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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