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
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle

Upcoming Activities

Conditioning Series Trail Run - Carkeek Park

Trail Running Field trip: Trail Running Conditioning Series
4.5 miles, 1000 feet of elevation gain, loop through Carkeek Park
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, May 14, 2020
No Prerequisites
9 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes May 14
Foothills 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: Carkeek Park
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jun 11
Foothills Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-6 miles, <1,000 feet gain - Carkeek Park

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Join this easy/moderate 3.5 mile hike with 800 feet of elevation gain in lovely Carkeek
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens May 29
Foothills Branch
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