Cherry blossoms in full bloom in the Quad on the University of Washington Campus
The cherry blossoms are out on the University of Washington campus and are expected to peak within the next week! This weekend would be a great time to get out to see their beauty and get some nice photos of this fleeting treasure that brings spring to us. The UW has an excellent article about where to see them with a campus map, and how to protect them while visiting. Parking is free on campus on Sundays (and in the afternoon on Saturday). The link light rail to UW station is a fast car free option for getting there.
Interested in some additional outdoor adventure while you’re on campus besides looking at beautiful trees? If so, here are a few ideas for some urban hikes and bike rides near UW:
- Enjoy a walk around campus with the extra challenge of climbing and descending many stairs!
- Explore the new Arboretum loop trail or 520 bridge trail by bike or walking
- Explore the Burke Gilman trail by bike or walking either north towards Magnusson park or south and west towards Fremont and Ballard.
Happy Spring! Longer and warmer days are just around the corner…