Urban Walk - Chief Sealth Trail


Urban Walk - Chief Sealth Trail

The first of a series of afternoon urban Spring/Summer Farmer's market loop walks. This week, Columbia City Farmer's Market! The Goal of these walks: Park at the market location before it opens, go for a nice loop walk, and shop at the end!

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.65 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 772 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 357 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.5 MPH

Meet across the street from the Columbia City PCC (3610 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118) at the Columbia School pocket park at 1:00 PM gear on and ready to go.  This area is served by the Light Rail 1 line.  There is also street parking in the neighborhood.

This walk will be the first of what I would like to be a series of afternoon walks starting and ending at neighborhood farmer's markets.  Columbia City Farmer's Market is open from 3-7pm May 1st - October 9th.

By departing at 1pm, I hope to return to the market location around 4:30pm.  

This route will take us west, up to the Chief Sealth Trail, where we will walk for about 1 mile south before heading east towards Hitt's Hill Park.  From there, we will continue east until we reach Third Place Books (restroom/snack stop). We then head North to Lakewood Moorage before heading west again to Genesse Park.  In the home stretch of our walk, we make our way through Genesse Park and into Columbia City where the Farmer's Market will be underway!

I love the idea of supporting local farmer's and growers while getting a good walk in and exploring a neighborhood. I hope these walks will bring mountaineers to new places in Seattle and showcase the diverse collection of seasonal markets this city has to offer.  


Chief Sealth Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The usual water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes, plus a reusable shopping bag for the market!

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