Discovery Park


Urban Walk - Discovery Park & Locks

Test walk new Section 12of the Seattle Olmsted 70 to help us complete the 75 mile loop around Seattle. This urban walk goes from Magnolia Village to Ballard Locks and participants are invited to help edit the directions.

  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 780 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph

Meet 8am in front of Magnolia Village Pub, W McGraw St, Magnolia. Most will find free, on street parking by going 2 blocks away, any direction.

Seattle Olmsted 70 (June 2024) walks complete the Seattle Olmsted 50 (October 2023) circuit to make a 120 km loop around Seattle 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.
Expect terrific views from Magnolia Bluff, Perkins Lane and Discovery Park.  And the Ballard Locks are also a magnet for gawkers and the maritime curious.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes.

Bright clothing boosts pedestrian safety although there are few busy street crossings.

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