The face of Duwamish Bluff in North Admiral is laced with multiple stairways and narrow, leafy lanes that wind steeply down towards Alki Beach. On this stairway walk you'll stroll a "boardwalk" next to the beach, with great views of the Olympics and Sound and lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. Then you'll turn back up through the neighborhood, where one of those patented "hidden" Seattle stairways takes you back up the bluff. You'll cross over a cool 30s-era concrete bridge, where you can look down into forested Schmitz Park Preserve and its creek, flowing far below. The Preserve is one of just two remaining old-growth forests in Seattle, and a set of switchbacking timber steps take you down to explore it.
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