This long-time favorite walk explores some of Seattle’s prettiest neighborhoods, as well as the vibrant street-scene of Capitol Hill. Called “The Ghost Walk”, you can have fun with the theme of this walk – an exploration of some spooky stories of haunted places – or you can just enjoy the scenery and city-life of the neighborhood. An added 1K option leads through Lakeview Cemetery, the final resting place of many early pioneers, as well as those of martial arts legends, Bruce and Brandon Lee.
Distance & Trail Rating: 5K and 10K, each with an additional 1K option. Rating: 1A.
Start Location: QFC grocery at Broadway Market. 417 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98102. Start box is at Customer Service desk on right at back of store.
Start Location Hours: Open 6:00 a.m. to midnight, daily. Walk hours dawn to dusk. Store may be closed on major holidays – call store at (206) 328-6920 to confirm.
Amenities: Restrooms: yes | Pets: yes | Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard
AVA Special Programs: Little Free Libraries. Mayflower – 400th Anniversary. Rockin’ Around the Clock.
Walk to Start from Capitol Hill Station: Disembark the train and go up the escalators with the sign: “Exit/Broadway E. & E. John St./Olive Way.” Cross Broadway, then turn right and cross E. John St. Walk 2-1/2 blocks to the QFC store entry. See map below.
Driving Directions: From I-5 southbound, take exit 165A (James) and move to left lane of James St. offramp. From I-5 northbound, take exit 164A (James), follow the signs for the James St. exit, and then move to the right lane of the James St. offramp. Turn onto James, going uphill. Then left onto Broadway and, after passing one other QFC, continue for one mile to QFC at Broadway Market, on your left. For free short-term parking to register for the walk, turn left on Harrison, and then right to enter garage beneath the building. Then for parking during your walk, you may either pay to stay parked there, or move your car to street parking in the neighborhood.
Metro Bus: Routes 49, 60 on Broadway. Routes 8, 10, 43 on E. John St. are near the Start Location.
Contact: Edla Deppman (206) 227-4791
AVA Walk Sanction Number: Y0814