Bellevue Roller Coaster Traditional Guided 7K/12K Walk

Who knew there were such interesting urban hikes right in the center of Bellevue? The 12K route gets its name from a short section of ups and downs on a power line trail.  There is also a long staircase going up to Bellevue College, but otherwise much of this route is flat. This walk includes wooded trails, stairs, residential streets, sidewalks, loose gravel trails and some hills. NOTE:  The 7K route does not include the Roller Coaster or set of stairs leading up to Bellevue College.

Wilburton Hill Park (woodsy) 
Kelsey Creek Park and Farm (real animals!) 
Woodridge Park (5 roller coaster hills on the power line trail)Bellevue College (via the extra-long staircase) 

Robinswood Park (activity central) 

Sunset Hills Cemetery (great views)

Distances:  12Km (7.5 miles)      7Km (4.3 miles) 


Difficulty Rating: 12Km 3C (some hills and stairs) 7Km 2B

**THIS IS A GUIDED WALK.  Allow time to register, use restrooms and be ready to walk at 9:30 am.  Several groups going at different paces will start and walk together.  Some maps will be available. 

Award:  Volkssport Credit only is $3.00.  Free participants are welcome but all must register.  Donations to support Volkssport are always welcome. 

Miscellaneous:  Water and restrooms at start/finish and in parks along the route.  Pets permitted but NOT in building(s).  Owners responsible for leash and clean up laws. 

DIRECTIONS:  I-405 NORTHBOUND: Exit #12. Stay LEFT at “Y”. At stoplight, LEFT on 116th Ave SE. RIGHT uphill on SE 1st St. RIGHT on Main St. Continue to end. Parking lot on RIGHT.

I-405 SOUTHBOUND:  NE 8th St exit going EAST. RIGHT on 124th Ave NE. The park is at the intersection of 124th Ave NE and Main St

Hope to see you there

Contact:  M. Zewe  [masked]


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  • Sharon M

    Thanks to all who braved the weather to do this event!

    January 11, 2014

  • Alice W.

    This really looks interesting and fun! My husband is having surgery today so I'm thinking I better stay close to home. Hope this will be offered again!

    January 10, 2014

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