Urban Adventure - Volunteer Park & Capitol Hill


Urban Adventure - Volunteer Park & Capitol Hill

Journey along today’s north Capitol Hill neighborhoods while taking in a scenic walk to discover Seattle’s ambitious beginnings. Expect to see historical monuments, peak at the Streissguth Gardens, have the chance to walk along ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and head back to the present by way of a local bakery.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 220 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Be ready to leave at 10:00 am (rain or shine) from the Seattle Asian Art Museum sign located on the West side of the building (see photo)

Address: 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112

Meet the leader (orange coat) standing in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum sign. Restrooms are available on the north end of Volunteer Park and will be included in our first stop. From there, we continue on to see the sites beginning at Louisa Boren Park, then a historic cemetery, gardens, mansions and more. This route will follow some of David B. Williams’ book ‘Seattle Walks’ Capitol Hill route #13 along with information contained within.  Towards the end of the walk, we will arrive at NuFlours Bakery. Bakery purchases are optional with all food/drink orders as takeaway only. From here, we finish a round trip journey by returning to the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

The walk takes place rain or shine. Participants should be prepared to walk on uneven pavement, found on sidewalks and streets; be able to climb down and up 70 steps and navigate safely when crossing multiple busy streets.


Capitol Hill

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 Essentials, sturdy walking shoes or boots and dress appropriately for the weather.  

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