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Tranquil Old Growth Forest Walk

nature walk

Tranquil Old Growth Forest Walk

177 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Tranquil Old Growth Forest Walk

nature walk

Tranquil Old Growth Forest Walk

177 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Walk in a rare undisturbed old growth forest 7 miles from downtown in the Seward Park neighborhood in South Seattle. After a welcome to the park and guided meditation, we'll stroll in silence, and tune into the sights and sounds of towering 200-year-old trees. Explore 2.5 miles of trails at a comfortable pace under the canopy of a living forest that is a thriving ecosystem, a network of soil fungi, called the "Wood Wide Web." Awaken to the practice of healing from nature, Shinrin-yoku or "Forest Bathing." Feel revitalized, connected, and centered after a short meditation. Marvel at the discovery that trees are social, they communicate and nurture each other. Once we arrive at Lake Washington, we will view Seattle’s stunning skyline at the shore and make a twig art tree blessing keepsake. If it's too wet or cold, we can end inside at a nearby coffee shop and bookstore. We say farewell and celebrate together knowing most of the funds from this experience are donated to reforest the planet with the Billion Tree Campaign through TreeSisters' UK non-profit. Special thank you to walkers In 2018. Because of your participation over 1000 trees were planted all over the world.

Your host

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Julie

I'm a tree lover who cherishes the forest trails in Seward Park. For over 16 years, I've shared these majestic old-growth trees with my airbnb guests and other tree-hugger friends and they all tell me it's revitalizing and one of the highlights of their visit. I enjoy sharing about how trees communicate, and why healing in nature (aka "forest bathing") is vital to humans. Fall and winter walks are extra magical when the moss and ferns cover the trees and great blue heron and bald eagles soar over the forest.

What's included

Drinks
Water 10% donation to Billion Tree Campaign
Equipment
walking stick, rain poncho, water, gloves, hats

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Where you'll be

Meet at the Audubon Center (a large Tutor building) at the historic 300 acre Seward Park. Towering Douglas Fir trees 200 feet high welcome us into the old growth forest. We finish at Lake Washington where we may see bald eagles, coyote, rabbits, turtles, woodpeckers, herons, and on clear days, views of Mount Rainier. Rides available when requested in advance. You are welcome to request additional dates and/or times as well.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests must be able to walk 2.5 miles easily. Moderate elevation. Children must be comfortable with meditating (listening mindfully) and walking in silence…

More tips

Bring a water bottle, walking shoes, a rain coat. This is a magical experience; bring your tree hugger open heart. Bring $ to support the Audubon park gift shop.

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Tranquil Old Growth Forest Walk
177 reviews
From €38/person
177 reviews
From €38/person