March GoWalk!  L5  Urban Walks: 4 to 8 miles, 500 to 1000 feet of elevation gain

Field trip: GoWalk!: Beginner Urban Walking Series

March GoWalk! L5 Urban Walks: 4 to 8 miles, 500 to 1000 feet of elevation gain - Tolt Pipeline

GoWalk! L5 March Urban Walks are low-stress activities to help you determine where you are after six months of urban walks. For some, these will be graduation walks if all course requirements have been met. This walk will be part forest-hilly area and remainder urban trails/ city. We ascend the Tolt pipe hill partway and then down to the former Wayne golf course, and then loop through downtown Bothell.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph
  • 9AM ready to walk. Meet at Blythe park in Bothell. The address is 16950 W Riverside Dr, Bothell, WA. Location is a bit tricky as it requires looping through downtown Bothell, and then over a bridge across the Sammamish River.
  • Weather - Link to  NWS forecast
  • Toilet - Several available alone walk  and at starting park.

Participation in 1 Urban Walk each month is required of GoWalk! participants. Enrollment in a second walk is encouraged.

L5 Urban Walks will be offered in March and will open for registration on Friday, February 2 nd at 12:00 pm. Register for a second urban  walk Friday, February 9th at 12:00 pm.

Trip description - We will start out with a moderate hill ascent and descent along a wooded path.  Most of the descent is on a suburban sidewalk. We will cut across the fields of a former gulf course to join trails in downtown Bothell. Bothell is not large, so we will walk a few blocks and then head back. At the top of our hill ascent, there is an option of continuing up to the hill top in a few hundred further yards . This is depend on the agreement of the group.

A hello walker will be sent three days prior.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required -

  • Nominal ten essentials
  • sturdy walking shoes. There is a short 20 foot uphill section that requires shoes with good grip. With rain and mountain bike abuse, it is exceptional slick. Hiking poles may be helpful for this short section. Hopefully, by March, the section is somewhat dryer.

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