Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History
Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History
Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History
Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History
Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History

Lake, Old Growth Trees and Columbia City: Beautiful Natural Spaces and History

  • 5 6 Reviews
  • 3 hours

  • 1 - 3 participants

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  • United States

Believe it or not, there is an old-growth forest in Seattle! We start at my favorite viewpoint in the city, perfect for your Instagram feed. Then we cruise the scenic shores of Lake Washington and learn the incredible history of how it was “re-plumbed” while on our way to Seward Park for fantastic views of Mt. Rainier (if the mountain is out!). This park is an incredible gem holding one of only 2 old-growth stands left in the city. The trail through the old-growth is flat, less than 1 mile long and it’s ‘flip-flop accessible’ We can walk as much or as little as you like. After that, let's get coffee in the beautiful, historic Columbia City neighborhood. This tour is mostly on foot, so wear your comfy shoes and appropriate weather gear.

With a max of 3 people, this is a personal "best of Seattle" tour that explores the places most visitors never see, places I take my friends and family when they visit! For a private version (1 to 4 people) please call/text 206-717-5797


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  • Bottled water

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  • United States

  • 700 1st Avenue, Downtown Seattle, WA, 98104, United States

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Stop At: Dr. Jose Rizal Park, 1007 12th Ave S,, Seattle, WA

This is my favorite viewpoint in the city! From here you can see what makes Seattle such a vibrant city: the Port of Seattle, the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay and the downtown core. Perfect spot for your Instagram photos! From here we will travel through some great neighborhoods on our way to the Lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Lake Washington, Seattle, WA

We will cruise the shores of Lake Washington and learn about the incredible history of how we "re-plumbed" the lake and what lies beneath the surface.

Stop At: Seward Park, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98101

We will take a ride through this incredible park where will will have incredible views of Mt. Rainier (if the mountain is out!) then walk the trail through the old growth forest, one of only 2 stands left in the city! The trail is mostly flat and in the summer is "flip-flop accessible". We will see what is believed to be the biggest and oldest tree in Seattle and learn why it has survived.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1744

We will walk through this lovely, historic neighborhood that most travelers never see! We will get some amazing coffee and finish with some fantastic ice cream! (We are not going to the theater, that's the only "attraction" in the database in the area. :-)

Duration: 1 hour

Location on map

Meeting point

Cherry Street Coffee House, 700 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Departure time

02:00 PM

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

5(6 Reviews)
Jhasmin S()
Nov 4, 2019

This is an AMAZING tour. Lynn is very knowledgeable about the history of this town and shows you all the hidden gems that Seattle has to offer. You get the personal VIP feel on this tour. Differently will do It again!

Oct 28, 2019

The Lake, Old growth trees and beach tour was a lot fun and very interesting. Lynn, our tour guide, did a wonderful job talking about the history of the places we visited. We took an easy hike through a beautiful park on Lake Washington with Douglas Firs over 700 years old. The beach was beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and learning about some cool history of Seattle.

Oct 5, 2019

My friend and I did this tour, and we absolutely loved it. We met her for coffee in the morning, and then off we went on the tour! She was so knowledgable and friendly, and she was also very open to what we wanted to do (even it was a little off-script). She packed a lovely little snack of home-brewed tea, local cheese, crackers, nuts, and fruit. I would definitely do another one her of tours!

David R()
Aug 9, 2019

Lynn was awesome!!! Absolutely awesome! We had a great 3 hour tour! Lynn was prompt, on time, and we had a great experience. It was fun to see the neighborhoods of Seattle, take a walk in the old growth forest, see the shores of Lake Washington and Pudget Sound. In between we were given golden nuggets of information to be used that day as well as throughout our stay. We took her advice to use the ferry to see the sound, go to Bainbridge Island and do so for just over $8 per ticket. We had a great time. In addition, Lynn provided us cold bottled water, homemade ice tea (my wife loved it) and we had a local fruit and cheese stash while sitting on the beach and watching for otters and whales. Could not give Lynn enough 5 stars!!!!

Jul 22, 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Lynn. She was punctual, knowledgeable, and her car was immaculate. Not only did we visit parts of Seattle we would never have seen on our own, we learned so much about the history of the city. She was so accommodating that she even directed us toward an awesome chocolate shop, which was not "officially on our itinerary!":) I highly recommend this enriching experience; and this particular tour would be great for kids as well.

Kathrin S()
Jul 1, 2019

If you like quite private tours with only a few People you should do a tour with Lynn. As she is a native Seattle citizen for around 30 years she knows a lot about this city and its inhabitants. She explains everything in a very friendly, entertaining way and has a comprehensive knowledge of the city and places, that sweeping tourists are unlikely to see. On these tours (Lake, Old Growth Trees and Beach Tour) you may get to learn Seattle and nature surrounding Seattle. Together with Lynn we walked along Seattle Beach, had a typical American pick nick there, saw old trees, stones, Blue Herons, seals, hummingbirds and took a lot of amazing nature photos. But the park with really high and old trees is amazing with moss and ferns everywhere. So if you are interested in both, the city of Seattle and surrounding nature your first choice should be a tour of Seattle under the Radar with Lynn. Thank you Lynn for your patience while we taking so many pictures. K. and H.

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