Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Hiking Hiking Guide Mercerdale Hillside Park

Mercerdale Hillside Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
View map below

Length

1.5 miles of trails

Elevation

Gain: 300 ft.

Rating

2.00 out of 5

 
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

Stairs are the attraction at Mercerdale. The main stairway here includes 302 wooden steps climbing from Bicentennial Park to 74th Place SE, and several other locations offer plenty of ways to get your heart rate up. 

Situated in the heart of downtown Mercer Island, this little park features trails, open space, picnic areas, a skateboard park and a children's play area, so there's always something to do here.

One popular undertaking is the Mercerdale workout: walk or run the quarter-mile loop trail, climb the 302 stairs in Bicentennial Park, then tackle some circuit training on the outdoor exercise equipment. 

If you are hoping for something more low key, try a longer but slower pace on a 2.5-mile route as it switchbacks back and forth along the Upper and Lower trails, utilizing the connecting trails to ascend more than 850 stairs. 

 

Mercerdale Hillside Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5818, -122.2337 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Mercer Island

See weather forecast

Guidebooks & Maps

Seattle Stairway Walks (Jaramillo - Mountaineers Books)

Urban Trails: Eastside - Bellevue

Issaquah Alps

Redmond (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City (Williams - UW Press)

http://mercergov.org/files/trailsMH.pdf

Getting There

Driving east on I-90, take the 77th Ave Exit (7A). At the top of the ramp turn right onto 77th St. Drive this to its end at Mercerdale Park. 

Heading west on I-90, take exit 7 and turn left at the top of the ram onto Island Crest Way. Turn right on SE 27th Street, then left onto 77th Ave. Continue on 77th to its end at Mercerdale Park. 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

You can improve or add to this guidebook entry

Mercerdale Hillside Park

3 Trip Reports

Hiked here recently?

Submit a trip report!
 
Trip Reports