Chief Sealth Trail

10.4 MILES - ROLLING HILLS

This route starts at the Space Needle and heads towards Beacon Hill picking up the Chief Sealth Trail head just south of Jefferson Park.  The main mantra here is 'look left'.  Since this trail winds southeast, usually when the trail stops it picks back up again slightly to the left of where you're standing, (while heading south). 

Chief Sealth was the leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes in the early 1800s and was the namesake for the city of Seattle.  It's interesting to note that this trail begins at S. Angeline St. which was named after the youngest daughter of Chief Sealth, Princess Angleline, born Kikisoblu.

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The next break in the trail is tricky.  Other trail maps will have you take main roads around to S. Kenyon St to pick the trail up again, which works… but I like to stay on the trail as much as possible.  There are two ways to pick up the trail sooner.  Once you reach S. Myrtle Pl. you can do two things. 

Option 1:  Go right and take a left onto 35th Ave S.  The maps show that this street does not go through but there is a small dirt trail through the trees to the street on the other side.  From there you can go left on S. Webster St and meet up with the trail again on the right side of the street.

 

Option 2.  Go left and turn immediately right onto S Holly Park Dr.  Where a small footpath leads up a steep hill where the paved trail picks up again at the top.