Trail to Treasure

The Trail to Treasure brings to life a collection of stories about Seattle's Pioneer Square Historic District. By following the self-paced walking route or joining in on a guided tour, visitors explore the rich history of the city's oldest neighborhood .

Walking Tour Schedule

The 2016 season begins June 24 and runs through Labor Day weekend. Tours are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. While the program is free, space is limited to 20 individuals on a first come basis.

Tours generally last 45-60 minutes. Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain throughout the historic district, and expect weather ranging from warm and sunny to wet and cool. All tours begin the Visitor Center.


Starting at the park, the Trail to Treasure map identifies 16 special places and events that helped shape the history and development of Pioneer Square, the city of Seattle, and the greater Puget Sound region. Although the Trail to Treasure map designates specific starting and ending points, visitors may choose to pick up the trail at any of the featured stops. Maps are available at several locations throughout the district.

The Trail to Treasure concept, a project of The Alliance for Pioneer Square, and funded by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program, 4Culture, The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Bill Spiedel's Underground Tour, The Waterlines Project, MOHAI, The Portico Group, Collins Woerman, members of the Trail to Treasure Advisory Board, and stakeholders of Pioneer

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


(206) 220-4240
Between hours of 10:00 am and 4:45 pm PST the phone is answered by the Visitor Center front desk staff. All other times a message can be left for a call back.

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