Hiking Around Lake Union on the Cheshiahud Loop
|Border Collies Tim and Hank at Gas Works Park, Seattle|
So where did the name Cheshiahud come from?
|Lake John Cheshiahud, aka 'Old Tom' and his wife Madeline, Portage Bay Seattle c1904|
Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Public Domain
Where to access the Cheshiadud Trail?
Gas Works ParkAlthough the parking lot at Gas Works Park is large, it is a very popular park, and the lot can be overflowing by afternoon. My recommendation is to get an early morning start to make sure of finding a spot.
|Gas Works Park - Seattle WA|
The Burke-Gilman Trail
|North Lake Union - Seattle, WA|
Underneath the University Bridge - "The Wall of Death"
|Art Under the University Bridge|
|Crossing University Bridge - Seattle, WA|
|Boats on Lake Union|
|South Passage Point Park - Seattle Washington|
Lake Union Houseboats
|Lake Union Houseboats - Seattle Washington|
|A Pocket Park on Lake Union Seattle|
|Houseboats on the east side of Lake Union - Seattle|
Why are there fences around the trees?
|Screens Protecting Trees from Beavers Around Lake Union|
The Seattle Steam Plant
|The Old Seattle Steam Plant - now Zymogenetics|
In front of the old steam plant the trail becomes a foot bridge alongside, but separate from, busy Fairview Avenue.
|Bridges are Scary for Hank the Border Collie|
The Center for Wooden BoatsThe southeast corner of the lake features an area with several restaurants and as we turn the corner and start heading west we passed the Center for Wooden Boats.
|The Center for Wooden Boats - Seattle|
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
|Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) - Seattle|
Lake Union Park
|South Lake Union Park - Seattle Washington|
Kenmore Air Floatplanes
|Kenmore Air Floatplanes on Lake Union|
|Old Railbed On the Cheshiahud Loop Trail around Lake Union|
Welcome to Fremont - Center of the Universe
|Fremont Bridge Seattle, WA|
|"Waiting for the Interurban" - Fremont, Seattle|
|In Memory of JP Patches - Fremont - Seattle|
|Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle Washington|
|Path on the west side of Gas Works Park - Seattle, WA|
|Border Collies, Tim and Hank at the Gas Works Park Parking Lot|
If you are interested in more walks and hikes around Seattle, I recommend City Walks: Seattle 50 Adventures on Foot, by Ingrid Emerick. Although it was written in 2009 and could use an update, I like the handy card system that allows you to pick a hike and take the card with a map of the route, and points of interest along with you.