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Urban Walk - Chief Sealth Trail

Test walk new Section 6 of the Seattle Olmsted 70 to help us complete the 75 mile loop around Seattle. This urban walk goes from Rainier Beach Playfield to Dubsea Coffee (White Center) and participants are invited to help edit the directions.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 767 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph

Meet at TBD in parking area in front of the Rainier Beach Community Center.  Free parking and good bus service.

Although the Chief Seattle Trail is pedestrian friendly, Section 6 goes through the heart of the Boeing aerospace industrial complex where trucks and cars (not walkers) dominate the route. We even have a short city bus section to avoid one challenging Highway 509 interchange!
Seattle Olmsted 70 (June 2024) walks complete the Seattle Olmsted 50 (October 2023) circuit to make a 120 km loop around Seattle Olmsted parks and parkways.   June walks test the accuracy and utility of the seven new Turn by Turn directions before posting the public routes on the Mountaineers website in July.  The seven new sections replicate the format--about 6 miles, 500 to 900 feet elevation gain and rich in natural and cultural features.

Chief Sealth Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes.

Bright clothing enhances pedestrian safety with street crossings and some travel on shoulders.

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