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Walk 6/15 Washington Park Arboretum

Wednesday, June 15, 8:30am - 12:30pm

4 miles, 200 feet gain

Walk 6/15 Washington Park Arboretum

Discover (or rediscover) one of Seattle's beloved urban green spaces in it's summer glory during this relaxing and scenic morning of walking. The arboretum is an ever-evolving treat. Note that there are a few modest hills along the walking route.

Expected Conditions:

Walking paths at the arboretum are easy, a mixture of paved and natural surface trails. There are some modest elevation gains, but nothing steep or sustained. We will take a meandering route through the grounds, covering all the tree and floral gardens as thouroughly as possible. Seasonal highlights right now are the diverse collections of rhododendron, magnolia, azalea, and dogwood.

Other Considerations:

Wear comfortable walking shoes for this walk. Sturdy hiking boots aren't really needed, and trekking poles would only be needed if you have balance/stability issues. Bring a little water and maybe a snack. We should arrive around 9:15 or so. The visitors center opens at 10:00 (restrooms will be open after 9:00). A printable trail map detailing locations of the main area can be found here.  There is also a very detailed interactive map that can be used to identify nearly every plant on the grounds. You can try loading it on your phone using this link