Deadhorse Canyon & Rainier Beach

Enhanced Seattle Stairway Walk deep into South Seattle's Deadhorse Canyon plus casual tour of Kubota Garden.

on the trail

Start at Kubota Garden, the classic Japanese landscape, and hike city streets to a hidden entrance into Deadhorse Canyon.  Good trails wind through the second growth urban oasis and exit above Lake Washington.  Many stairs lead down to Rainier Ave and others head back up for the hike back to Kubota Garden along Renton Ave.  Spend time wandering through these well maintained walks with multiple viewpoints and peaceful resting spots for quiet time. Many variations, side trips and plenty of stairs are described in Walk 21, "Deadhorse Canyon and Rainier Beach," in Seattle Stairway Walks. Sidewalks are available on most of the streets.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Naturalist, Urban Adventure, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • 346 ft
  • Land Manager: City of Seattle
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
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  • Deadhorse Canyon & Rainier Beach Stairways
  • Deadhorse Canyon & Kubota Garden
  • Deadhorse Canyon & Pritchard Island Beach Park
  • Deadhhorse Canyon
  • Lakeridge Park
  • Kubota Garden
  • Pritchard Island Beach Park

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