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, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also offer many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.


Join us for our next event!

Join us for our annual Autumn walk and celebrate Halloween!

Come walk with us for our traditional Halloween walk at Remlinger Farms.  Wander through the farm and then onto Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT).  Continue through residential neighborhoods and charming downtown Carnation, before returning to Remlinger Farms.  Choose from 10K or 5K route, both rated 1B for dirt trails and road shoulders around Remlinger Farm, the maintained gravel trail on the SVT, and paved sidewalks in the Carnation’s business district.  Highlights include views of Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers, Cascade Mountains, farm fields, and a visit to the Cascade Rose Alpaca Farm (alpaca farm visit on 10K route only).  Those who come to the walk in costume will be eligible for prize drawings.

Start Location:
Remlinger Farms
32610 NE 32nd St.
Carnation, WA 98014
GPS coordinates:  47.638733,  -121.902147
See driving directions below.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Register 9:00 a.m. – noon

Driving Directions:
From I-90:  exit 22, toward Preston-Fall City.  Continue 4 miles to Fall City.  At the T-intersection, turn right and cross the bridge.  Then use the round-about and take the second right, onto northbound SR-203.  Continue 5 miles to NE 32nd St. and turn right to Remlinger Farms.  Follow the signs to the parking area, adjacent to the Farm Store.

From I-5 or I-405:  exit onto SR-520 east toward Redmond (toll for drivers from I-5 to cross the 520 bridge – alternatively, use I-90 directions above).  Exit at Redmond Way / SR-202.  Turn right on SR-202 and continue for 7.5 miles.  Turn left on NE Tolt Hill Rd. and continue to SR-203.  Cross SR-203, where NE Tolt Hill Rd. becomes NE 32nd St.  Continue on NE 32nd to Remlinger Farms.  Follow the signs to the parking area, adjacent to the Farm Store.

Restrooms and water available at start/finish at Remlinger Farm.  Restrooms in some commercial buildings in downtown Carnation, and at one park along the route.  Leashed dogs welcome except not in Farm buildings.  Scoop the poop.  Carry water and use sun protection.  Difficult for strollers, not suitable for wheelchairs.  A patch in honor of AVA National Volkssport Month is available for purchase – 25 available.  No reorders.

AVA:  Rails-to-Trails.
ESVA:  On the Road Again – Holiday, or New to Me.  Rails-to-Trails.


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, September 14, 2023
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.