Naturalist Trip - Alki Point


Naturalist Trip - Alki Point

-3.1 Low Tide at Constellation Marine Preserve/Charles Richey Viewpoint at South Alki. Seattle Aquarium naturalists will also be on the beach to help us and other members of the public explore the intertidal zone. Trip is open to all Mountaineers members; however, to join this trip you must be confidently able to safely walk on rocky, slippery, seaweed covered rocks while also not trampling on the intertidal creatures.

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • 10:30am  Meet at "The Intertidal World" art installation at the SW  Spokane St, West End (google map link , also shown in the picture, below) where we'll review the artist-rendered field guide posted there and talk about the ecology of the intertidal zone before venturing into the intertidal area. 
  • Parking - there is no time limit fo parking on Beach Drive directly in front of the beach; however, it being a low tide day, parking there  may be limited. Another good place to park is along 63th Ave SW. 
  • Weather - from NWS
  • Bus - Metro #50 is the closest (link to Metro 50)Intertidal Tiles.jpg
  •  Public restrooms are located near the intersection of  63rd Ave SW and Alki Ave SW, about 0.4 mile walk from our meeting location (along 63rd, ~20 minute round trip walk).

Alki Beach Park & Alki Point

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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