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Eagle Landing Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.4708, -122.3654 Map & Directions
Length
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
147 feet
Highest Point
217 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Bald Eagle. Photo by Sarah Chandler Full-size image

A small neighborhood park, through a wooded area which leads to an overlook of Puget Sound. Continue reading

  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Coast

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Hiking Eagle Landing Park

A small neighborhood park through a wooded area which leads to an overlook of Puget Sound. A short 0.75-mile trail round trip perfect for young hikers, or those looking for a short hike in the evening. The start of the trail goes behind backyards, just be respectful.

Eagle Landing Park offers 6.21 acres of wooded bluff with an interpretive trail that winds through majestic trees and native undergrowth. Looking up, you may encounter a bald eagle perched high in the treetops. Continuing on, the trail terminates at a view point overlooking Puget Sound.

Eagle Landing Park contains six acres of wooded uplands.

The park entrance is at the west end of SW 149th St and has a five-car paved parking lot.

Background: The Eagle Landing Park property was acquired in 2002. A commitment for project funding was that no structures would be built that would impact natural sediment delivery to the shoreline, such as bulkheads. Stairs connecting people to the shoreline were constructed in 2005.

Starting in late 2014, damage to the stairs was noticed and the stairway was closed to public use due to safety concerns. In late 2015, lower sections of the stairs were removed because they were falling down the hillside from erosion undercutting. On November 21, 2016, City Council approved as part of the 2017–2018 budget a project to terminate the stairs mid-slope at a platform and remove the lower portion of the stairs. Since the stairway closure, the site has been frequently monitored and evaluated for hillside stability.

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Eagle Landing Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.4708, -122.3654 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Highway 518 continue straight on 148th Street, once you encounter Lake Burien Memorial Park turn right onto 20th AVE. at the next block turn Right onto 149th ST, Continue on 149th ST until it turns into 25 Ave South. You will see the park right around the corner. Please do not park on the street or block driveways. There is a small parking lot for 6 cars.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

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