Run the Howe Street Stairs

Washington Howe Street Stairs

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With 388 continuous steps and 160ft of elevation this staircase is a mecca for those who prefer to get fit outdoors. Big bonus: it's a convenient location and there is easy parking.

The Howe Street Stairs are Seattle’s longest continuous stairway, and your quads will confirm this fact after you’ve done a few sets of repeats. This is a great place to raise your heart rate and get some exercise outside of the gym. If you’re up for it, throw in some push-ups and sit-ups in between sets for a full body workout.

The stairs can get a little crowded on evenings and nice weekends, but there is always plenty of room for everyone. People are courteous and friendly, and everyone’s there for the same reason. If you’re walking the stairs, stay to the right to let runners pass.

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • A good workout mix
  • Maybe a friend to carry you home
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Activities:

Fitness, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

160 Feet

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Features:

Easy Parking
Groups
Scenic

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3 months ago

Great workout!

I ran these regularly to prepare for Mt. Rainier and summited the mountain with no problem!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Rough

It was so difficult! They are not joking around! Stairs stairs stair stairs stairs

4 months ago

Added by Colin Ayers

University of Washington Student Studying Geophysics

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