No driving, no car to park, no trail passes to worry about. Come hike with the Y.
If you're a competent hiker, please join us. Are you willing to mentor new hikers? Hope so. Let's all have a good time.
If you're new to hiking, we're glad you're starting with us. To provide a positive experience for the group, we need to ensure that participants will not hold the group back. Please share your health, fitness, and hiking background with the group coordinator when you are contacted before the hike. Please trust their judgment should they recommend that you not participate.
For the Discovery Park hike:
Distance: 5.1 miles roundtrip
Elevation: 380 feet, highest point 345 feet
Hike through the relatively uncrowded southeast corner of this park in Seattle. Head up to the South Meadow for the views, then go down to the beaches and get up close to the West Point Lighthouse. Come back up to the park highlands for a close look at old buildings in the Fort Lawton Historic District.
For more information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/seattle-magnolia-area-beach-discovery-park
Meet the YMCA bus in front of the Northshore YMCA at 8:45 am for 9:00 am departure. We will return to the YMCA by 3 pm.
Bring some spending money for a sweet treat on the way home.
Minimum of 3 participants required to hold each hike.
13 spots available for each outing.
Registration closes 48 hours before hike.
No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of hike.
If the leaders see that forecasted weather will impact the hike, you will be notified of trip cancellation and given a refund/credit.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a backpack with the TEN ESSENTIALS. Don't leave home without them. https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials