SEATTLE GHOST WALK (YRE 814)
January 02 – December 31
Credit Only Event
5 or 10K, each with 1K option. Rated 1A
Point of Contact:
417 Broadway E., Seattle, WA
Start box is in back of store at Customer Service.
AVA: National Register, City Parks, Ports of Call.
Trail can be walked daily — dawn to dusk. QFC may be closed on major holidays.
Ready for the scary side of Seattle? It’s not all lattés and grunge rock. On the Ghost Walk you will visit haunted sites on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods. There are eight bona-fide haunted places, including the famous Harvard Exit Theatre 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, and one old hotel where out-of-towners aren’t the only souls enjoying the facilities. And you’ll see three other creepy sites, including two cemeteries. In Lakeview Cemetery (the 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. Dogs must be leashed and owners must obey scoop laws. Strollers and wheelchairs will have difficulty.
I-5: Southbound: take exit 165A to James; turn left onto James.
I-5 Northbound: take exit 164A to James; turn right onto James.
Both Directions: Drive up the James Street hill and move to the left lane. At Broadway turn left. Drive for one mile, (passing one QFC at Harvard Square), to the start point at a second QFC at 417 Broadway East. Underground parking at store or on street parking. Walk box at customer services at back of store.
From downtown Seattle, take #49 “University District” to E. John and Broadway E. and walk 2 blocks north to the start.