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


Join us for our next event!

Walk with Us for the Bee Festival

Celebrate bees at the Bee Festival Walk in Seattle’s High Point neighborhood.  Along the walk, enjoy sweeping views to the east and west, pocket parks, the highest point in Seattle, among other points of interest.  Take in West Seattle’s Bee Festival (Festival runs from noon to 4:00 p.m.).  Feel free to dress like a bee!  The 10K route is rated 2A, and the 5k route is rated 1A.

Start Location:
High Point Commons Park – West Seattle Bee Garden
SW Graham St. and Lanham Pl. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
GPS coordinates:  47.546649,  -122.373241
See driving directions below.

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Registration open: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Driving Directions:
From I-5, either direction, take the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane St. exit.  Cross the bridge and continue in the left lane up the hill to the first stoplight at 35th Ave SW.  Turn LEFT on 35th Ave SW and go approximately 1.2 miles to SW Morgan St.  Turn LEFT on SW Morgan St.  In 1.5 blocks, turn LEFT into Holiday Bridge Park/Senior Living parking lot for parking.  Neighborhood parking around High Point Commons Park and parking behind Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way NW) also available.

Metro Bus:
Metro bus route 21.  Exit the bus at 35th Ave SW and SW Raymond St.  Head east (past library) on SW Raymond St.  Turn RIGHT on Lanham Pl. SW.

Water provided at the start location.  Restrooms at the start location, and along the way.  Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.  Clean-up laws apply.   Strollers are okay on the 5K route, with workarounds.

ESVA:  On the Road Again:  New to Me.  That’s Entertainment.
AVA:  Mayflower.


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, May 9, 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.