Capitol Hill


Day Hike - The Arboretum, Interlaken Park & Volunteer Park

This is a scenic three loops hike including Washington Park Arboretum , Interlaken Park , and Volunteer Park. The tour includes great views at Union Bay and from the Water Tower Observatory on Capitol Hill summit. We will hike in historical areas throughout the route.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 550 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 mph

We will meet at the Graham Visitors Center  , Washington Park Arboretum at 9:00 am . From I -5 merge onto 520 via Exit 168 . Take the Montlake Blvd exit . Turn slightly right and at the light proceed straight onto E. Lake Washington Blvd. Turn left in .6 miles onto  E. Foster Island Rd and turn slightly right onto Arboretum Dr. E .


Capitol Hill

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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