GoHike - Alumni Urban Walk

Field trip: GoHike: Alumni Course

GoHike - Alumni Urban Walk - Forbes Creek Stairs

GoHike Urban Walks are outings of at least two miles or longer that take place on city or suburban streets, parks or greenbelts led by GoHike leaders and geared toward beginner walkers, hikers or those who are looking for easy to moderate walking opportunities outside of our annual GoHike Course season.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 115 ft

Directions:  The trailhead is in the City of Kirkland, we will be starting at the large Crestwoods Park sign that is at the corner of 6th Street and 18th Avenue. If there is not parking in the lot you can park along the neighborhood streets.


We will meet ready to go at 9 am in the parking area. We will   start our trek the short distance to the top of the stairs. This will be a conditioning stair climb exercise. The pace will be your own. 

We will continue for one hour. 

Please dress for the weather and layer your clothing. This will be an exhilarating trek and layering is always appreciated! 

Priority registration is given to GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series graduate Alumni Course members.

Graduate alumni will need to hold a GoHike Badge and have registered for the GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course. 


If there are any unfilled spots on this Urban Walk, the walk will open up on the Wednesday before the week of the walk to Mountaineers members interested in a beginning Urban Walk experience with leader permission.

It is important that participants look at the stated walk description, distance, pace, elevation gain and consider your current fitness level in determining if this walk is a good fit for you. If you have any questions, please contact the trip leader in advance of requesting Leaders Permission. When you request Leaders Permission to Register, a leader may look at your profile and recent activities to ensure that they think you are ready for their walk. They may email or call you to ask you about your hiking history and conditioning activities. Individuals who register with out requesting and receiving Leaders Permission will be cancelled.


Forbes Creek Stairs

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Leaders will send out a Hello Walker email prior to the walk that may include recommendation or requirements for equipment.

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