Arboretum / Madison Park

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


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

Start Location:  Bert’s Red Apple Market.  1801 41st Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98112.  Start box is behind the counter in small cabinet to immediate right of door – kindly ask for it.

Start Time:  Walk hours:  daily, dawn to dusk.  Start location hours:  daily, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Store may be closed on major holidays – call store at (206) 322-1330 to confirm.  Arboretum is open daily, dawn to dusk.  Graham Visitors Center at the Arboretum is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – closed on major holidays.

Amenites:  Restrooms: Yes  |  Pets: Yes  |  Strollers: Hard  |  Wheelchairs: No

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

AVA Special Programs:  Bridges – Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Take a Walk in a City Park, Treasure Hunt, Vice Presidential Walks, Walking America’s Ports of Call, Walk the USA – Street by Street.  New for 2020:  Mayflower – 400th Anniversary.

Washington Challenges:  none.

Driving Directions:  From I-5 NB, take exit 164A “Madison St” and then keep left, following the signs for Madison St.  At the offramp for Madison St., move to the right lane and turn right onto Madison (away from downtown).  Go 2.8 miles to 41st Ave. E.  The store is on the left.  From I-5 SB, take left-hand exit 168B “520 – Bellevue / Kirkland” (you will exit before the toll).  Go through the tunnel and merge onto SR-520.  Move quickly to the right lane and take the first right-hand exit “Montlake Blvd / Univ of Wash.”  At the end of the offramp, turn right onto Montlake, and continue as it becomes 24th Ave. E.  Then left onto Boyer Ave. E.  Stay on Boyer as it winds downhill and passes two traffic circles.  Turn right onto Lake Washington Blvd., and then left onto Madison St.  Continue to 41st Ave. E.  Store is on left.  Do not park in the store lot.  There is plenty of parking on neighborhood streets.

Metro Bus:  From 2nd Ave. in downtown Seattle, take #11 bus for “Madison Park.”  Bus stop is at Madison and 41st Ave. E., across the street from start location.  Go online to King County Metro Trip Planner for additional information.

Contact:  Daryl Troyer  (206) 937-1561

AVA Walk Sanction Number:  111685-2019 / Y1823


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