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Day Hike - West Seattle

Evening West Seattle stairways day hike through Solstice, Lincoln and Lowman Beach Parks.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Meet at the corner of SW Myrtle and California Avenue SW near Cafe Ladro shortly before 6pm.  Abundant on-street parking.

Early evening hikes in the city call for headlamps and urban variations on the 10 essentials.  No cotton, please, but reflective items add to our safety crossing city streets. Sunset is 7:55 pm, civil twilight a half hour later. 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 3.5 miles with at least 69 steps up and 495 steps down.  Elevation gain and loss about 500'.

The hike is the 18th (and 19th) of 25 planned hikes from Seattle Stairways Walks. The Lincoln Park  neighborhood offers unique views and  some prime walking territory. This in an combined version of Fauntleroy and Morgan Junction Hike 16 with Solstice Park Hike 17 in Seattle Stairway Walks (2013). Check out the Seattle Stairways blog here:  And Discovering Seattle Parks (Westerlind, 2017 Mountaineers Books) is a wonderful guide to our city parks system.


West Seattle

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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