Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park lies in the Piper's Creek watershed in northwest Seattle. It has 220 acres of forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and a Puget Sound beach, accessible year round. The trail system offers 6 miles of trails. Many different species of native plants can be found within the park.

about the park

This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Explore the secrets of this northwest Seattle watershed, nine miles from downtown. Here, 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time. Come take part in an education program, have a picnic, or get involved as a volunteer teacher or as part of an outdoor work party. Walk the Piper's Canyon Story Trail, play on the uniquely salmon themed play area, or touch time at the historic Piper Orchard.

In Carkeek Park, years of hard work by neighbors and volunteers have brought salmon back to Piper's Creek, restored major portions of the forest, built miles of trails, created sustainable gardens, educated visitors, and restored a unique fruit orchard. Come join this vigorous group! Visit the website listed above for more information.

   --from the Carkeek Park website

  • Suitable Activities: Exploring Nature, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Land Manager: Carkeek Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 50
Map
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Trail Run - Carkeek Park

Trail Running Trip
Post-work pre-sunset run on the west side
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes Mar 24
Foothills Branch

Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Carkeek Park

Exploring Nature Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course
We will look at flowering plants, trees, and ferns and maybe do a little bird
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Apr 8, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 3; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Carkeek Park

Exploring Nature Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course
Topics:Conifers, Ferns, Plant Identification, Ecological Life Zones.
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 3; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Carkeek Park

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, May 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes May 28
Foothills Branch
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