Intergenerational Hike at Discovery Park

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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2:30 P.M., meet at the Discovery Park North Parking Lot

For the next intergenerational hike, we will be exploring Discovery Park! The walk will include the park's nature trails as well as the Daybreak Star Cultural Center. A brief liturgy of prayer and song will be offered on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Participants in the previous intergenerational hikes have found them a fun opportunity to connect with community members in a new way.

If you plan to attend, contact Canon Barrie and she will reply with her cell phone number: wbarrie@saintmarks.org


DETAILS & ROUTE:

We’ll meet at the far end of the North Parking Lot at 2:30 p.m. (Note: This was printed as "3:20" in some place. We apologize for the typo.) Park there, or take King County Metro bus #33.

We will be hiking the Wolf Creek Nature Trail which is accessed from the parking lot. From the Nature Trail we will proceed around the Ceremonial Ponds, then to the Daybreak Star Cultural Center grounds. There we find a lookout over the Sound, high on a bluff. We’ll have our brief liturgy there.

Next, we’ll walk back toward the Cultural Center. From here we will walk the Pow Wow circle, turn right to follow the paved road to the loop trail. Follow the loop trail to the field at the top of the stairs that lead down to the North Beach, Intrepid hikers may want to take the long steep staircase down to the beach or access the Hidden Valley trail.

At this point we’ll goodbye to them and retrace our steps, crossing the paved road on the loop trail (cross another paved road) through the forest to the trail down to the North Parking lot.

The Nature Trail/Daybreak Star/North Bluff/ section of the loop trail is about 2 1/2 miles total and includes a paved staircase up to the Daybreak Star center.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I get there? Is carpooling available? If you would like to carpool, go for it. There is not a formal carpool arrangement. 
  2. What should I bring? We definitely recommend good hiking boots, water and snacks. It’s a good idea to check out other recommended essentials. See this list and overview from REI: What to bring Day Hiking and other essentials 
  3. Can I bring my dog? Leashed dogs are permitted except on the Ceremonial Ponds trail; there is an alternate path that will allow us to arrive at the same destination, the Daybreak Star Cultural Center.
  4. Is there a pass required? No, although parking is limited. Public transit is recommended.

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