March GoHike  Pacing Hikes: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 750 feet of elevation gain - Lincoln Park

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

March GoHike Pacing Hikes: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 750 feet of elevation gain - Lincoln Park

Come with us on this gentle 2.5 mile ramble through old growth forest and along the waterfront in beautiful Lincoln Park! We'll combine the hike with a Tree I.D. Walk!! Forests and the shoreline -- what's not to love? This hike is intended to help you and the GoHike team determine what pace and challenge level you want to start with in the series.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • Pace: 1-1.5 mph

Meet at 10:30 AM at the large North Parking Lot on Fauntleroy Way SW, between the SW Monroe St. and SW Rose St.  It's a large lot that's almost never full, even on weekends.  We will gather near the signage to the west of the parking lot.  I'll be in a red Volvo SUV, with an orange cap on.

Lincoln Park (named to honor President Abe) is a wonderful Seattle urban park of 135 acres that lets you have moments when you feel like you are miles away from any city. The Duwamish tribe called the area "Tight Bluff," referring to the dense plant growth.  Still an apt description! Plus it's a waterfront park, with views of the Olympics, ferry boats and cargo ships,  and some of the islands of the Puget Sound.  During the beach portion of our walk we'll be on the lookout for seals and eagles (there are a couple of resident eagle nests in the park); it's also a major migratory destination for birds.  

We'll incorporate a Tree ID Walk during the first "upland" part of our hike, using a map prepared by Trees For Seattle.  The variety of trees is amazing: Ponderosa Pine, a whole GROVE of Coast Redwoods (stunning), hemlock, fir, cedar, Pacific Madrone and exotic trees too,  like the Hardy Rubber Tree, Asian Pear, and Chinese Chestnut.

Join me for a relaxed and informative hike in this splendid nature sanctuary.


Lincoln Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your basic hiking gear.

Comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes/boots.  Maybe a small pair of binoculars.

Your curiosity and enthusiasm and love of nature and the outdoors.

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