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Piper's Canyon Story Trails
Environmental Learning Center: (206) 684-0877
Welcome to the Piper’s Canyon Story Trails in Carkeek Park!
The Piper’s Canyon Story Trail, a trail in 3 versions, tells a story of water, and its descent to the center of Carkeek Park. Along the way, it passes by natural history features like wildlife homes and trees indigenous to the Pacific Northwest.
It also touches the human history of a park with Native Americans, logging, homesteading, and community activism in its background. Ideas of forest change, tree development, fresh water insects, and invasive species are accessible in new ways. Using three elements, it immerses you in this calm, green experience.
This is a self-guided program, where you select a letter series or version and follow its 12 post story through the canyon. You can come back for other versions, as an individual or family, or use all three versions simultaneously to accommodate the needs of larger groups.
The Trail is flexible enough to reach different audiences (group size from 1 to about 36, maximum of about 60), and share the experience of what is hidden just out of view, awareness or knowledge.
Finding The South Carkeek Or McAbee Entrance
Seattle Metro Transit #28 S-bound stops just around the corner to the west of the street entrance at the McAbee, S Carkeek Entrance picnic area and lawn.
The address is: 10299 6th Ave NW, the intersection of 6th Avenue NW and NW 100th Place in Seattle. Parking is quite limited here. Only 5 spaces are available.
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Updated September 25, 2015
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