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Urban Walk - Searhurst Park

Lowest Tide of the Year Beach and Trail Walk. This is shuttle trip starting near Seahurst Park in Burien and ending near Three Tree Point. We will walk trails in the park, walk for miles along the beach, explore tide pools and conclude with a walk on the beautiful Indian Trail. Expect a great beach time with extended time exploring a large low tide area at aptly named Sandy Point.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph, but very slow tide pooling

This is shuttle trip that will incorporate two "trailheads".  We will first meet at 9:30 AM at the ending trailhead in the Three Tree Point neighborhood of Burien at the corner of Maplewild Ave. and 163rd St.--nearby address:  2641 SW 163rd St.  Burien, WA.  Park on 163rd St. near the corner with Maplewild Ave.  Approximately half of the cars with participants as passengers will drive to the starting trailhead at Lake Burien School Memorial Park at 1620 SW 149th St, Burien, WA 98166.  We will start the walk near the restrooms in the SW quadrant of the park.  There is abundant parking on the street at both locations.

This will be a very fun trip with a great variety of excellent attractions.  Seahurst Park and the Indian Trail at Three Tree Point are both super walking routes with great views and interest.  And the beach--oh my.  The tide will be a -3.36, (at 11:21 AM).  The lowest of the year.   The beach area we will walk has a very large sandy area that will junt out into the sound on low tide.  Expect seeing all kinds of sea creatures: several types of crab, fish, several types of calms, sand dollars, sea stars, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, shore birds, moon snails and who know what else.  Please bring water shoes to change into.  There will be numerous pools to walk through and explore in.  We will spend an extended time looking exploring Sandy Point--at least an hour if not more.  If this is not how you enjoy spending time, please do not come on this trip.  Also, there will be signs along the beach south of Seahurst Park admonishing folks that they are entering private property (beachfront homeowners, technically own the beach up to the low tide mark).  That said, everyone walks the beach here.  I have for over 50 years.   Participants on the trip need to be comfortable with this situation.  We will walking well away from the homes and along the shoreline.

Here is the proposed route:

This trip tours the boyhood neighborhood of the leader and he will give description, commentary and historical context to the various sites along the way.  I know this area well.  Rob


Seahurst Ed Munro Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes.

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