Historic charm meets panoramic views! Our route winds past stunning architecture, some of Seattle’s oldest, all while offering breathtaking vistas you won’t forget.

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Historic charm meets panoramic views! Our route winds past stunning architecture, some of Seattle's oldest, all while offering breathtaking vistas you won't forget.

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Did you know? Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood isn’t named after a royal figure, but for the Queen Anne architectural style that graced its streets in the 1880s. This tour takes you on a journey through this charming district, offering not only a glimpse into Seattle’s architectural past but also arguably the city’s finest panoramic vistas – all worth a little sweat!

Seattle’s Skyline Symphony

This route boasts a net elevation gain of approximately 150 meters (500ft), with the climb to Queen Anne’s crest being the most significant. But trust us, the breathtaking views that unfold before you will erase any memory of exertion. Imagine a symphony of sights: the glittering waters of Puget Sound, the majestic Olympic Mountains framing the horizon, and the vibrant tapestry of Seattle sprawling beneath your feet.

A City in Transformation

Seattle is a city in constant flux, evolving alongside its booming tech industry. This run acts as a window into this transformation. We’ll marvel at architectural gems from different eras, from the Victorian Queen Anne homes to modern high-rises. You’ll also see how Seattle thoughtfully repurposes historical buildings like the iconic Firestone Tire Building.

Stairway to Heaven (or Lake Union)

Seattle’s unique claim to fame? Over 650 public staircases! On this tour, you’ll get a taste of navigating these urban arteries as we descend from Queen Anne to the scenic Lake Union waterfront. Imagine the satisfying burn in your legs as you conquer these steps, each one bringing you closer to the refreshing lake breeze.

Unveiling Seattle’s Gems:

  • Kerry Park: Prepare to be awestruck by the postcard-perfect vista of the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains.
  • Highland Drive: Admire the architectural diversity, from charming Queen Anne homes to Craftsman bungalows.
  • Parsons Gardens: Escape the urban buzz and find serenity in this lush green haven.
  • Betty Bowen Viewpoint: Capture another breathtaking panorama with a different perspective.
  • Willcox Walls: Witness these iconic retaining walls with their vibrant murals.
  • 5th & Lynn Park: Take a moment to relax and enjoy the park’s tranquility.
  • MacLean Park: Enjoy a green oasis amidst the cityscape.
  • Trolley Hill Park: Soak in the views and learn about Seattle’s cable car history.
  • Galer Street Steps: Conquer these iconic steps and witness the changing cityscapes.
  • Lake Union: Enjoy the refreshing lakefront with its bustling houseboats and stunning scenery.
  • Mohai (Museum of History & Industry): A great idea for a post run stop to learn about Seattle’s fascinating history.

Embrace the Challenge, Embrace the Reward:

This route (approximately 11km) includes a challenging climb to Queen Anne’s crest. But remember, the reward – the breathtaking panoramas and the journey through Seattle’s architectural tapestry – is absolutely worth it!

Join us on this Queen Anne adventure and discover a new side to Seattle, one exhilarating step at a time! Route:

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Facts about the tours

11 km

Private tour





Run start location - Hotel meetup or Standard Meeting Point


1 person88.00/person

2 persons66.00/person

3 persons60.50/person

4-20 persons49.50/person

Standard Meeting Point

At the sign of the intersection of Pike Pl and Pine St at the Pike Place market.

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