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 host organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also offer many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.


Join us for our next event!

Easter on the Lake

Walk on sidewalks and groomed trails through the charming Madrona neighborhood and alongside Lake Washington for beautiful waterfront views.  The 10K route is rated 2A.  There will be two 5K options – one 5K route is rated 2A and follows along a portion of the 10K route.  The other 5K route stays along the lake for an out-and-back walk, rated 1A.

Start Location:
Madrona Park
835 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98122
GPS coordinates:  47.61013,  -122.28224
See driving directions below.

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Registration open from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Driving Directions:
I-5 northbound, take exit 165A “Dearborn/James/Madison” to James (this is a multi-lane exit ramp:  stay left, then after Dearborn exit, transition to right-lane-exit-only for James).  RIGHT onto James, uphill.  After crossing 12th Ave., James becomes E. Cherry St.  Stay on Cherry to 34th Ave.  LEFT on 34th Ave. until it CURVES RIGHT to become E. Denny Way.  Follow Denny until it CURVES RIGHT to become Madrona Dr.  Follow Madrona downhill to Lake Washington Blvd.  RIGHT on Lake WA Blvd.  Madrona Park will be ahead on your left.  Continue past the park and then past yellow brick building on your left, to the parking lot on your left.  Park and walk north (lake on your right) about 0.25K to picnic shelter to register (shelter is pictured above).  I-5 southbound, exit 165A “James St”.  LEFT on James, uphill.  Continue as above.

Metro Bus:
Metro bus route 2 – take the bus to the end of the route at Madrona Dr. & Lake Washington Blvd (at the bus turn-around).  Exit the bus and walk south (lake on your left) 500 feet to Madrona Park on your left.

This is a mapped walk.  Maps and directions will be provided.  There will be limited trail markers.  Books will be stamped at the start table.  Restrooms available at start / finish.  Pets are welcome.  Leash and clean-up laws apply.  Not suitable for wheelchairs.  Strollers may have difficulty.


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 at the Great American Diner restaurant in West Seattle.  (In order for us to reserve their private room, the restaurant asks that attendees order an entrée from the menu.  Here is a link to their menu.).

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Meeting starts at 7:00
Arrive at 6:30 to order dinner

Great American Diner
4752 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA  98116

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.