Queen Anne


Urban Adventure - Top of Queen Anne Hill

On this easy 3.7 mile walk through the Queen Anne neighborhood, view historic homes, thirteen Little Free Libraries, two Little Free Art Libraries, one poetry post, one children's tree house, one nifty gate/fence, and even a shishi-odoshi.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 260 ft

Friday, 22 OCT, 2021. 10:00 am

Kerry Park on Highland Drive between 2nd and 3rd Avenues West. 250 West Highland Drive. Meet at Doris Chase Sculpture Changing Form for photo op.

This outing is another joint venture of Seattle Hiking/Urban Walks (plan and lead the walk) and The Mountaineers Development Office (staff manage the roster and assist on the walk). This outing is created to engage our senior and 25+ year member and donors. Please contact staff member Bri Vanderlinden for permission. She will be managing an off-line list for this activity. (briv@mountaineers.org)

 COVID precautions call for all walkers vaccinated with masking optional.


Walking at a moderate/slow pace, we’ll take time to smell the rhodies, stop at a few of the little book and art libraries to look at/take/deposit books/art, and to ooh and ahh at the shishi-odoshi. Optional: please bring books and little art work that you can part with to deposit in the libraries. FYI: 68 steps down between 1st Avenue N. and Queen Anne Avenue N. Good solid railings.

At mile 2.5 we’ll take a rest and restroom break at Trader Joe’s. Cookies will be served and we’ll enjoy whimsical sculpture and divine mosaics depicting Queen Anne scenes.


Queen Anne

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes.

The Ten Essentials

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