Arboretum / Madison Park

Distance & Trail Rating:  6K and 10K.  Rating:  2B.

Description:  Walk through the Madison Park community along Lake Washington passing some great viewpoints of the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Lake Washington, and the Eastside.  Walk through and enjoy the Washington Park Arboretum.  Many buildings of interest on this walk, including Pioneer Hall on the lake, the Seattle Tennis Club, the Russian Consulate, and others.  The 6K route goes directly to the Arboretum.


Amenities:  Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

AVA Special Programs:  Cities in Song, Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, Walk the USA – Street by Street, Walking America’s Ports of Call, You’ll Never Walk Alone

Washington Challenges:  Restaurants:  Asian, European, American

Start Time:  Walk hours:  daily, dawn to dusk.  Store hours:  7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Arboretum is open dawn to dusk.

Start Location:  Bert’s Red Apple Market.  1801 41st Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98112.  Start box is in small cabinet to immediate right of door.

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Driving Directions:  From I-5 NB, exit onto Madison Street eastbound (away from downtown).  Go 2.8 miles to 41st East.  The store is on the left.  From I-5 SB, take Montlake Blvd. exit, and then the Montlake offramp.  Right on Montlake, Left on Interlake, Right on Lake Washington Blvd., and then Left on Madison.  Do not park in the store lot; there is plenty of parking on neighborhood streets.

Fees:  To walk for credit, fee is $3.00.  Free walkers are welcome, but must register and carry a Start Card.

Comments:  Restrooms along the route but not at the start/finish point.  Carry water.  Wheelchair and strollers will have difficulty and will need to find some alternate routes.

Contact:  Daryl Troyer (206) 388-8555