An unstable section of trail in Carkeek Park is being rerouted.
On Monday, August 14, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Trails Program will be rerouting the lower section of Carkeek Park’s Viewlands Trail where it intersects with the Pipers Creek trails. According to the Seattle Parks department, the existing structure, which was built in 1999, has become unstable due to water damage and slides over the years and has reached the end of its life.
The new trail will have a gentler approach just north of the existing trail and shouldn’t have the same grade and water issues. In a separate project, the department will decommission the stairs and restore that area.
Trails will stay open while work is underway between 8:30 am and 2:45 pm from August 14 to September 15. Seattle Parks says visitors should keep an eye out for vehicles moving materials and supplies along the Pipers Creek Trail during the rerouting work.
Photo of Viewlands Trail by Seattle Parks