Seattle Olmsted 50: Ballard Locks to Rainier Beach


Urban Walk - Seattle Olmsted 50

Experience the in-progress Section 9 of the Olmsted 70 trail in this one-way route through West Seattle from Alki Point to Seacrest Park.

  • Easy, Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 574 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph
Meet at 10 AM at Seacrest Park
  • We'll take the bus (free) together to Alki Point.
  • Please feel free to organize carpools.
Parking Locations
  • Seacrest Park (street and parking lots)
  • Colman Dock (take the water taxi to Seacrest Park). Expensive to park but a good spot to get to West Seattle.
  • Alki Beach (easy to get back from Seacrest Park)
We will be covering section 9 of the Olmsted 70 trail. This extends the Olmsted 50 into more of Seattle which includes Olmsted parks in West Seattle. We will get views of the Olympics, Puget Sound, old growth forest, and West Seattle suburbs. The parks we'll be visiting include:
  • Alki Point
  • Schmitz Preserve Park
  • Hiawatha Playfield (we'll stop for a snack around this point in the walk)
  • Alki Beach Park
  • Seacrest Park
This section of the Olmsted 70 is "in development". The exact route is being tested for clarity and optimal routing (e.g. stopping points, etc.). Participants are encouraged to provide feedback on the clarity of the route and any other constructive feedback.
Additional notes:
  • Adults only (18+)
  • Please note the pace provided above

Seattle Olmsted 50: Ballard Locks to Rainier Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear (bright clothing), and sturdy shoes.

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