Light Rail to Seward Park

Today, we will begin the new year by exploring a hidden walking route to Seward Park from Link. We will begin by taking Link to Columbia City Station, then walk a mixture of sidewalk and staircases over to Lake Washington Blvd. and Seward Park. We will then do a 2-mile loop exploring some of the forested trails within the park, then walk back to Columbia City Station for the trip home. If we have good weather, I may consider extending the trip another couple miles or so to catch Link at Mt. Baker Station, one stop over to the north.

For those that need to bail out early (or if the weather is particularly bad), it is also possible to end the hike directly at Seward Park by taking the #50 bus from the park to Columbia City Station.

We will meet at the Westlake Tunnel Station Wednesday afternoon with the goal of hopping on the first southbound Link train that goes by after 12:30. Look for me on the tunnel platform right where you wait to get on the train.  If you don't have an Orca card, please allow a few extra minutes to purchase a ticket from the machines at the Mezzanine before joining the group.  Trains in both directions run every 10 minutes.

Overall, the hike should be about 6-7 miles and take about 2-3 hours.

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  • Cash R

    Eric, we had a good time and got our much needed exercise. I look forward to participating at your next event. We are an awesome group and so glad to have met awesome people.

    January 1, 2014

  • Waymon

    This was a pretty nice pick me up to the star of the year. Would definitely love to do it again

    January 1, 2014

  • Zarna

    Great walk, was very pretty and not too strenuous at all. Met lots of fun people, looking forward to the next one!

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric can you call me at[masked]

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really disappointed to be missing this hike, but life is intervening. Hope everyone has a great time!

    January 1, 2014

  • Cash R

    Eric, would you please call me at[masked]-8231. Thanks.

    January 1, 2014

  • Walt K.

    Have to be somewhere at 3, or would have come. Happy New Year to all.

    2 · December 30, 2013

  • Ann

    Eric, will you keep this one open, or close it after a certain number of hikers have RSVP'd?

    December 26, 2013

  • Zarna

    I'd love to come but Can I join you at Columbia City station? I live in Beacon Hill so it makes more sense for me.

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town for a few days cross country skiing then, but I hope you guys have a great time! And happy new year! Caroline

    1 · December 26, 2013

  • Donna B

    What a great way to start the New Year!

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe! Either I'll be with family, or with you. We'll see!

    1 · December 23, 2013

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