The Emerald City Wanderers
Seattle, Washington

We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship.  We’re a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club, and we’re known as the “Holiday Club” because we sponsor organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also host many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.

Notice to walkers: SeaFair Weekend – Aug. 5 – 7

If you’re thinking about doing any of the following Year-Round-Event walks, they will be very congested during SeaFair weekend.  It is recommended to select a different walk, and avoid the Lake Washington area, during that time:

  • Leschi / Mount Baker – Y1561
  • Seward Park – Y1562
  • Columbia City – Y2414


Join us for our next event!

Join us for a walk to Celebrate Labor Day – Saturday, September 3, 2022

Beginning at beautiful St. Mark’s Cathedral in Capitol Hill, stroll through one of Seattle’s prettiest neighborhoods, and see exceptional homes and gardens, Volunteer Park, and walk along Interlaken Avenue.  Choose either the 10K or 5K route, both rated 2A for moderate hills but with paved pathways throughout.

Start Location:
St. Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA  98102
GPS coordinates:  47.631933,  -122.32136
See driving directions below.

Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Register 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Driving Directions:
From northbound I-5, take exit 166 (Olive Way).  Continue uphill to Broadway.  LEFT on Broadway, through the shopping district.  Broadway angles right and becomes 10th Avenue.  Continue on 10th Ave to Cathedral on left.  At traffic light, turn LEFT into parking.

From southbound I-5, take exit 168A (Boylston Street).  At stoplight, turn LEFT onto E. Roanoke Street and stay in the right lane.  Go to the second stoplight (just past the fire station), turn RIGHT onto 10th Ave E.  Go to the top of the hill.  At light at East Galer, turn RIGHT into Cathedral parking lots.

Take #49 from downtown.  Exit bus at Galer.

Wheelchairs will have difficulty.  No restrooms at the start / finish, though available at 1.1K into the route.  Carry water.  Pets are permitted but not in buildings.  Owners are responsible for leash and cleanup laws.

AVA:  Walking with America’s Veterans.
ESVA:  On the Road Again – Holiday, or New to Me.


Next Membership Meeting:

Join us for our next membership meeting.  All are welcome!  We meet monthly on the second Thursday.  Our next meeting will be in-person, at the Great American Diner restaurant in West Seattle.  (In order for us to reserve their private room, the restaurant requires each attendee to order an entrée from the menu.  Here is a link to their website for their menu.).

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Meeting starts at 7:00

Great American Diner
4752 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA

For questions, send a note to Mike


Take one of our Walking Challenges:

LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM:  Beginning in 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW.  Details: Light Rails Challenge

NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years!  The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial.  More details here.