Sun, Oct 22|
2023 Seward Park Group Hike
Join Disabled Hikers for a wheelchair-accessible group hike at Seward Park! Lake Washington surrounds this wonderful park in southeast Seattle and is home to some of the only old-growth forests left in the city.
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd South, Seattle, WA 98118
About the event
Join Disabled Hikers for a wheelchair-accessible group hike at Seward Park ! Lake Washington surrounds this wonderful park in southeast Seattle and is home to some of the only old-growth forests left in the city. This is a wheelchair-accessible event. Our group hikes are access-centered and collaborative, and we will customize the hike based on everyone’s needs. We welcome all people who are disabled, neurodivergent, and/or chronically ill, and your family, friends, and caregivers. It is required that you wear a mask (unless your disability prevents it).
Please complete this release form once you register.
Our hike has two options, which we will customize based on everyone’s needs and the trail conditions.
The Perimeter Loop is a 3-mile, level paved roadway (open to pedestrians and bicyclists only) that circles the peninsula. If it has rained, we will likely take this trail.
The Sqebeqsed Trail (pronounced “skuh-BUHK-suhd,”), is a mostly level and firm compacted gravel trail that travels one mile through the forest. This trail has a couple of grades up to 8% for 30 feet until the very end, where it declines at 10% for a few feet as it connects with the Perimeter Loop.
Amenities: There is an accessible restroom, water fountain, and picnic tables. Benches are available.
Pets: Service dogs are always welcome. Pets are discouraged to reduce potential conflict and accessibility issues.
Cost: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted – it takes several hours to organize each group hike.
Parking: Paved parking with van-accessible parking spots.
Transit: Seattle Metro Route 50 stops at the park. Paratransit also serves the park.
About Disabled Hikers
Disabled Hikers is an inclusive, disability-led, and disability-centered organization grounded in principles of disability justice. We welcome anyone who is disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, or otherwise has lived experience of disability – we define these terms in the broadest way possible. We also welcome your caregivers, friends, and family. The group hikes together; we adapt the hike to match the needs of everyone present, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.
Our events begin with a moment to honor the land and the Indigenous peoples, followed by group introductions. There is never any pressure to share anything; if you want to be anonymous, that is okay, too.
Other things to keep in mind:
Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.
Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.
If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!