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Lake People Park (Xacua'bs)

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.5689, -122.2925 Map & Directions
0.1 miles of trails
Stairs and interpretive signs on trail at Lake People's Park. Photo by Amanda Baker. Full-size image
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A small neighborhood park on a hillside in the Columbia City region of Seattle. Continue reading

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Hiking Lake People Park (Xacua'bs)

Xacua'bs (pronounced hah-chu-ABSH) is the Duwamish word for "Lake People" thus the name of this park. It has a small grassy area at the top with views to the east, a picnic table, bench, and some large rocks.

There's a long concrete staircase for quick access between the residential neighborhood at the top of the hill, and the more commercial area along nearby Rainier Ave below.

The park also includes a curving trail with stairs and some graveled sections through the natural area. Small signs beside the trail give information about the local flora.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The upper park is wheelchair accessible from the neighborhood.

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Hike Description Written by
Aaron Czechowski, WTA Correspondent

Lake People Park (Xacua'bs)

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5689, -122.2925 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

Take Rainier Ave S from I-90, and turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Way S. After 0.75 miles, turn left onto South Dakota St. In the residential neighborhood, go 0.2 miles, and turn left onto 31st Ave S. The park is 1000 feet ahead at the corner with South Bradford St. There's no parking lot and limited street parking in front of residents' homes. 

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

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