Explore neighborhoods, parks and trails on some of the best walking routes in our City. Designed for adults ages 50+ but open to all ages and abilities, each walk is led by a Volunteer Walk Leader and all walks are free. 

2018 Walk Leaders Wanted

We are seeking new volunteer walk leaders to join our Shoreline Walks team. If you know of great walking routes around our city and would like to lead a group walk, please contact Marianne Johnson, Recreation Specialist at mjohnson@shorelinewa.gov, (206) 801-2638.

Volunteer Information and Proposal Form

2018 Walks Schedule

Thursday, July 12th, 2018 A) 6-7pm, and/or B) 7-8:15pm
Boeing Creek Interpretive Plant Walk
This is a two part walk, you can participate on one or both of the walks depending on your ability level and interest. Open to all ages, with youth encouraged to participate. Parent signature required for waiver. No bathroom on site. Walk Leader: Ginger

Plant Walk A : 6:00-7:00pm
A gentle pace with lots of stops to share about plants.
Walk is approximately 3/4 miles / 1 hour
Walk Rating: Easy (with some slopes and uneven ground, very little elevation change)
Meet at: Boeing Creek Park Entrance on NW 175th St. (between 6th Ave & 3rd Ave NW) (park on road) Note: location may not be as easy to find as it sounds, map ahead or allow extra time.

Plant Walk B : 7:00-8:15pm
We traverse up and down the wooded ravine trails of Boeing Creek Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, trails are uneven and rugged. Stream side trails and crossings are unpredictable. Wet feet are a possibility. The far reach of this WALK is a Native Plant Restoration Site in progress.
Walk is approximately 2 miles / 1.25 hours
Walk Rating: Difficult (uneven ground, elevation changes, slippery when wet, loose soil in places)
Meet at: Boeing Creek Park Entrance on NW 175th St. (between 6th Ave & 3rd Ave NW) (park on road) Note: location may not be as easy to find as it sounds, map ahead or allow extra time.

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 9:00am RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY
Hamlin Park Trails Walk

Join a summer morning walk in Hamlin park. Enjoy the fresh green forested trails of this the local gem of a park. Rain or Shine.
Walk is approximately 1.75 miles / 1 hr
Walk Rating: Moderate (bumpy trails, some hills)
Meet at: Hamlin Park, 160th St. 2nd parking lot on left. (by picnic shelter)
Walk Leader: Alice

Saturday, July 28th, 2018 10:00am CANCELLED
Innis Arden Bear Trail

NEW Saturday, July 28th, 2018 10:00am
Meridian Park / Arboretum Walk

Meet at the parking area on the south side of Meridian Park fields. Stroll through the Meridian Park neighborhood. Visit the Pacific Northwest Conifer Arboretum at Ronald Bog. See the upper reaches of Thornton Creek and the "Retyred" artwork at the Transfer Station.
Walk is approximately 2.7 miles / 1.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderate
Meet at: 16759 Wallingford Ave N, Shoreline
Walk Leader: Dan

Saturday, August 4th, 10:00am
Jackson Park Perimeter Trail Walk

Jackson Park Golf Course is just south of Shoreline. Enjoy a hearty walk that is sure to give you a good workout along the 2.25 mile perimeter trail that surround the course. Rated moderate-difficult because of some steep areas and stairs along the walk.
Walk is approximately 2.25 miles / 2.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderate-Difficult (stairs & hills)
Meet at: QFC (Meet in front of store), 1531 NE 145th St, Seattle
Walk Leader: Cheryl

Saturday, August 11th , 2:30pm or 3:30pm (RSVP Required)
Meditative Art Walk at Hamlin Park
Join a worker from the City Meditation Crew, a fictitious municipal department on a walk through a “meditation circuit” she created for visitors to Hamlin Park. Walk mindfully through the park, guided by colorful art designed using many colors of green photographed by Shoreline Walks participants and installed in the tree canopy along the paved pathway and wooded trails. Experiment with several kinds of mindfulness meditation and contemplative practice, including walking mediation; mindfulness of the breath; and mindful cell phone photography.
RSVP Required: Email Marianne Johnson to RSVP, mjohnson@shorelinewa.gov
Walk 1 : 2:30-3:15pm
Walk 2 : 3:30-4:15pm

Walk is approximately 1 mile
Walk Rating: Moderate (bumpy trails, some hills)
Meet at: Hamlin Park, Parking lot at 25th Ave NE & NE 160th St.
Walk Leader: City Meditation Crew

Saturday, August 25th, 2018 10:00am
Brugger’s Bog Walk

This walk meet’s in front of the Ballinger Thriftway and walks through Brugger's Bog Park, the site of the old Kellogg Middle School, and Terrace Ridge Park. We’ll also wind through the northeast corner of Shoreline and returns through southern Mountlake Terrace.
Walk is approximately 2.8 miles / 1.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderate (steep hills and wet grass)
Walk Leader: Dan

Saturday, September 8th, 10:00am
Jackson Park Perimeter Trail Walk

Jackson Park Golf Course is just south of Shoreline. Enjoy a hearty walk that is sure to give you a good workout along the 2.25 mile perimeter trail that surround the course. Rated moderate-difficult because of some steep areas and stairs along the walk.
Walk is approximately 2.25 miles / 2.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderate-Difficult (stairs & hills)
Meet at: QFC (Meet in front of store), 1531 NE 145th St, Seattle
Walk Leader: Cheryl

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 10:00am
Ballinger Commons Pond Walk

Loop from Shoreline Center around the Ballinger Commons ponds. Rated easy to moderate for walking on uneven terrain around the ponds and on short pathways on the nature trail. Meet in the north parking lot of Shoreline Center, next to the soccer fields.
Walk is approximately 2.7 miles / 1.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderately Easy
Meet at: North Parking Lot at Shoreline Center next to Soccer Fields, 18560 1st Ave NE
Walk Leader: Dan

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 10:00am
Acacia and South Woods Park

Meet at the Hamlin Park east parking lot at 25th NE and 160th. Stroll through Hamlin Park, Shorecrest, and South Woods Park. Take in the beautiful landscape of Acacia Memorial Park. On the way see three Shoreline schools: Shorecrest High School, Kellogg Middle School, and Briarcrest Elementary School.
Walk is approximately 3.2 miles / 1.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderately Easy
Meet at: Hamlin Park, East Parking Lot, 25th Ave NE & NE 160th St.
Walk Leader: Dan

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 10:00am
Hillwood Walk

Let’s meet at Hillwood Park and take a loop through the neighborhood including Einstein Middle School campus and Crista.
Walk is approximately 2.9 miles / 1.5hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderately Easy
Meet at: Hillwood Park, 19001 3rd Ave NW
Walk Leader: Dan