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

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

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

Join this easy/moderate 3.5 mile hike with 800 feet of elevation gain in lovely Carkeek Park, in the Piper's Creek watershed in NW Seattle. The park has 220 acres of forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and a Puget Sound beach, accessible year round. This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at 8AM at the parking area for the Carkeek park Environmental Learning Center, 856 NW 114th Pl, Seattle, WA 98177.  Google Maps location https://goo.gl/maps/dWk5R8cNjNiKxjds8

This section will describe the route, planned pace, and necessary gear and preparation for the hike.

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