There are four loops on this walk, each approximately 5K. Loop A heads along the lakeshore up into the Madrona neighborhood with lovely views, and a long boardwalk/bridge. Loop B heads through the Leschi neighborhood, Frink Park, Mt. Baker Park, and past the historic Ellsworth-Storey cottages. It offers magnificent, panoramic views of Lake Washington, the Floating Bridge (from above & below), the east side, and the Cascades. On clear days, see Mt. Baker to the north, and Mt. Rainier to the south, from the viewpoint above the Lacey Murrow floating bridge. Loop C is an add-on to Loop B, and goes along the lakefront, up into the Mt. Baker neighborhood, with some of Seattle’s grandest homes. Loop D is an add-on to Loop B that heads out across the I-90 floating bridge and back.
Loops A and B are each good 5K walks. For 10K, you may walk loops A and B together, or loops B and C. Mix and match for 15K. Do all for 20K.
Distance & Trail Rating: 5K, 10K, 15K, or 20K. Rating: 2A.
Start Location: Leschi Market. 103 Lakeside Ave., Seattle, WA, 98122. Start box is a folding file, mounted on the window on the right immediately after you enter the store.
Start Location Hours: Mon – Sat: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sun: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Store may be closed on major holidays – call store at (206) 322-0700 to confirm.
Amenities: Restrooms: yes | Pets: yes | Strollers: Loop A | Wheelchairs: Loop A
Comments: Walk is closed during SeaFair, August 5-10, 2021, due to extreme traffic and congestion in the area.
AVA Special Programs: Mayflower – 400th Anniversary.
Driving Directions: From I-5 take exit 165A to James. Turn onto James, going uphill. Right on Boren. Left on Yesler. Continue about 1.2 miles to 32nd Ave. S. Left on 32nd and then follow the main road as it curves downhill to the lake. Right on Lake Washington Blvd., which quickly becomes Lakeside Ave. Leschi Market is on the right (lake is on your left). Use on-street parking – do not park in the spaces in front of the store, except briefly to register.
Metro Bus: Route 27.
Point of Contact: Daryl Troyer (206) 388-8555
AVA Walk Sanction Number: Y1561