Ready for the scary side of Seattle? On the Ghost Walk you will visit haunted sites on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods. There are several bona-fide haunted places, including the former Harvard Exit Theater that has been featured on TV, as well as less publicized (and perhaps more terrifying) haunts. You will pass two colleges with their resident ghosts, one old hotel where out-of-towners aren’t the only souls enjoying the facilities, and you’ll pass by two cemeteries. In Lakeview Cemetery (the added 1K option) you’ll stroll past the final resting places of many Seattle pioneers and visit the graves of martial arts legends, Bruce and Brandon Lee. At the little-known Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, you’ll find the graves of Civil War veterans.
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.
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.
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.
Contact: Edla Deppman (206) 227-4791
AVA Walk Sanction Number: Y0814