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Looking for a new place in Seattle to go on a walk?

China Gate

These city explorers are standing under the China Gate
in the Chinatown/International District.

Do you want to go for a walk around the city, but not sure where to go? Or do you want to enjoy a corner of the city you’ve never been before? Maybe you want to know how long a route might take, or how steep it will be.

SDOT’s Seattle Walking Map will help you plan. There are actually three maps—North Seattle, Central Seattle, and South Seattle, that suggest routes and give an estimated time for navigating each one. The topography is shown in color, and routes with a slope greater than 10% are marked as well as outdoor stairways and trails. You can find the maps online at, or you may request to have one mailed to you by completing an on-line form.

There is another resource for Downtown Seattle—maps showing the location of public art works. There are separate maps for Seattle Center, South Lake Union, the Waterfront, Belltown, Denny Triangle, Pike Place Market, Central Business District, Pioneer Square, Chinatown/International District, and SODO. You can find these, provided by the Office for Arts and Culture, online at

Cover of walking map

SDOT has walking maps for North, Central, and South Seattle.