University of Washington: Seattle Campus

Trip

Day Hike - University of Washington & Union Bay Natural Area

Taken an urban night walk through the Union Bay Natural Area on good trails to the University of Washington main campus for hidden stairs and cultural delights all the way to "The Ave" and return.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet shortly before 6pm at the Soest Garden fountain outside the Center for Urban Horticulture off NE 41st Street.  On street parking and likely free parking in the adjoining parking lot. Metro bus routes also serve the area.

Early evening urban walks call for headlamps and urban variations on the 10 essentials.  No cotton, please, but headlamps are required and reflective items add to our safety crossing city streets.  Smaller umbrellas are OK, too.

Participants familiar with Seattle's history, architecture, urban horticulture or other insights to our route are welcome to help with the narration.  Pace will adjust to hikers' comfort and fitness level -- this is not a marathon but a reasonable level of fitness is assumed for about 5 miles with at least 273 steps up and 325 steps down. 

The hike is the 3rd of 5 planned March hikes from Seattle Stairways Walks and Seattle Walks near or through the University of Washington. The Center for Urban Horticulture and University of Washington main campus are a Seattle walker's dream. Check out the Seattle Stairways blog here: http://www.seattlestairwaywalks.com/. Further March hikes are Waterfront and Foster Island plus the longest, a loop urban walk from Greenlake to Urban Horticulture and return through the main campus.

Route/Place

University of Washington: Seattle Campus


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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