South Magnolia


Day Hike - South Magnolia Stairways

Fine stairways and views on a Monday morning

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 646 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at W McGraw St and 33rd Ave W, on the NW corner (near Starbucks), at 10am. 

If driving, park on W McGraw St west of 35th Avenue, where two-hour parking restrictions don't apply (but do check street signs, in case things have changed). 

Metro Transit Route 24 (from downtown Seattle) and MT 31 (Fremont and U District) both stop at W McGraw and 35th. 

We will follow hike 13 in Seattle Stairway Walks, with an option to stop for lunch afterwards. We will explore the breadth of Magnolia's homes and architecture, its contours and views. The up-and-down topography of Magnolia creates opportunities for fine stairways and views. 

Please bring comfortable walking shoes (sneakers Ok), at least 1L of water, and sunscreen. 


South Magnolia

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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