Blaine Street Steps – Seattle
293 steps steep, Blaine Street Steps scales Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood, rewarding climbers with sweeping views of Lake Union and the Olympic Mountains. At the top, triumphant climbers enjoy Streissguth Gardens, a vibrant urban garden brimming with seasonal flowers and brilliantly green vegetation.
Blaine Street Steps is a go-to spot for neighbors looking for an invigorating walk and a well-loved, urban training route for firefighters, mountaineers, runners, and anyone interested in an outdoor stair-climbing challenge that tops any gym routine.
The same views and lively greenery that make this community space so special, also made the adjacent land an attractive site to developers. When the land at the edge of the stairs was identified as a potential site for residential development, The Trust for Public Land and the City of Seattle acted together to protect the beloved outdoor staircase once and for all. Now a permanent community space, Blaine Street Steps will guide neighbors and visitors up the slopes of North Capitol Hill for decades to come.