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City Hall to Pike Place

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.6095, -122.3415 Map & Directions
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
162 feet
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A Downtown Seattle walk featuring stairways, art, architecture, history, and views of Puget Sound. Continue reading

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Hiking City Hall to Pike Place

The route starts at Seattle City Hall, jogs down to First Avenue and then Western Avenue, goes through the Pike Place Market, goes by several architectural landmark buildings, and returns on Fourth Avenue.

The route features a lot of public art, sites of Seattle history, and stairways. You can see 27 terra cotta walrus heads;the site of the origin of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889; fountains; coffee shops; the Gum Wall; cobblestones; and Seattle's first Art Deco building.

The route is accessible by public transportation.

City Hall to Pike Place

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6095, -122.3415 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

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This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO. Many bus routes serve downtown Seattle.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Seattle and Port of Seattle

Guidebooks & Maps

Seattle Stairway Walks by Jake Jaramillo and Cathy Jaramillo - Mountaineers Books

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City Hall to Pike Place

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