June GoHike Urban Walk:   3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain (optional) - Sammamish River Trail

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

June GoHike Urban Walk: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain (optional) - Sammamish River Trail

Beginning at the historical Bothell Landing Park, we will cross a bridge and head NE on the scenic Sammamish River trail with a turnaround point at Woodinville's Wilmot Gateway Park. This is a mentored urban walk trip.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 124 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Bothell Landing Park - Parking Lot Coordinates: 47.75824, -122.20870

Main parking lot holds about 20 cars. Additional parking on a graveled lot is located there as well. No parking pass required. Restroom available. 

Meeting time: 10 AM

Please arrive early enough to be ready to convene right at 10 am. We will gather in front of the bathrooms. 

This urban walk trip will begin at the Bothell Landing Park, where, after our walk, we can visit  three historical buildings, including the museum (free of charge). The three buildings include the Beckstrom cabin, the schoolhouse and the main museum in the Hannan House, which was brought to the part in 1978. 

From there, we will walk across the bridge and head east on the scenic Sammamish River Trail with our destination and turn around point at Woodinville's Wilmot Gateway Park. There are restrooms there should we need a little break before returning to the cars. 

This walk is just a touch over 4 miles, with 125 feet of nominal elevation gain. After our walk, for those who wish to join me, we can cross Bothell Way and head to the very popular neighborhood coffee shop, The Daily Grind for a beverage and social time. 

The Sammamish River trail is fully paved, and shared with bicyclists, skateboarders and runners. I am also recovering from a knee injury, so I will keep a slower pace within the stated pace of 1.5-2.5 mph. 

This is my mentored urban walk trip, generously mentored by Kelley Hamagiwa-Chaddock. 


  • To enjoy a morning walk to Wilmot Gateway Park and back.
  • Foster community and belonging. 
  • Lead and learn in a collaborative spirit.
  • Foster compassion, understanding and curiosity with one another, and in nature.
  • Have fun, be safe and enjoy one another's company.


  • Commitment to arrive on time, prepared and ready to be social and enjoy the hike.
  • Commitment to communicate with me for any concerns and/or questions before and during the trip.
  • Commitment to having fun.
  • The group will stay together.  


  • Through actions and words, I lead through an inclusive lens.
  • I foster community within the group.
  • I lead a slower to moderate pace, allowing for flexibility between the two.  

More to come in the 'hello walker' email that will be sent out a week before the trip. 


Sammamish River Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

This walk does not require all 10 essentials. A light pack to carry layers depending on weather, and  enough water for 4 miles. (I'll be carrying 2 liters) A small first aid kit might be wise to carry for Band-Aids in case of blisters. Walking on pavement often makes it harder on the joints and feet.  

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