An urban adventure and stairway walk in the Seattle neighborhood that is the self-proclaimed "Center of the Universe." Explore the funky--the Lenin statue, the Fremont Troll, Waiting for the Interurban--and normal urban amenities plus plenty of stairs for exercise.

on the trail

Start at the Lake Washington Ship Canal on the Burke Gilman Trail and wind upward on city streets and many stairs, 302 stairs up, over 300 stairs down, to Fremont Peak Park and terrific views. The 4 miles could become 5 with a dash over the Aurora Bridge to Queen Anne. This urban hike follows Walk 2 in Seattle Stairway Walks, Fremont.

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • 309 ft
  • Land Manager: City of Seattle
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Dinosaur Topiary Burke Gilman Trail Fremont
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