Seward Park

A lovely urban park in Seattle for relaxing, walking and exploring wildlife. It's also the starting point for the Seward, Lakewood & Genesee Parks stairway walk and the Emmett Miller Memorial Seward Park to Dim Sum walk.

about Seward Park

A Seattle city park that boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile biking and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more.  Many visit the Seward Park Audubon Center, a link in the international flyway-based birding network.

on the trail

Emmett Miller Memorial Seward Park to Dim Sum

An easy 7-mile urban hike with 300 feet of elevation gain

One-way walk starting at Seward Park, following Lake Washington and a string of parks, arriving in the International District for Dim Sum Lunch. This is a one-way walk with a car shuttle or bus ride.

Seward, Lakewood & Genesee Parks Stairway Walk

A 4.8-mile, 626-foot elevation gain stairway walk with 207 steps up and 174 steps down

This is one of 25 urban hikes featured in Seattle Stairways Walks. This in an enhanced and longer version of Hike #22, "Lakewood–Seward Park." The Seward Park neighborhood offers unique views and  some prime walking territory. The impact of lowering Lake Washington 9 feet in 2016 is clearly visible on this hike. If you're into Seattle Stairway Walks, check out Kathy & Jake's Seattle Stairways blog.


  • See also Hike 15, "Rainier Beach to Columbia City," in Seattle Walks by David Williams (University of Washington Press 2017).
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • Seattle City Map
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Upcoming Activities

Urban Adventure - Emmett Miller Memorial Seward Park to Dim Sum

Urban Adventure Trip
This easy one-way hike will follow the shoreline of Lake Washington while we enjoy a
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
No Prerequisites
3 participants 0 leaders
Registration closed Mar 21
Seattle Branch

Urban Adventure - Seward Park

Urban Adventure Trip
We'll walk over the top of the island, through old-growth forest, then on the waterfront
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration closes Mar 29
Seattle Branch

Pioneers Navigation Field Trip - Seward Park

Youth & Navigation Youth activity: Pioneers
Pioneers get together to practice using a map and compass to navigate!
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
18 participants
Registration closes Apr 20
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader
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