Seattle's Highest Hills and Steepest Grades
Much of this information was taken from an article by Jane Hadley in the Monday,
November 21st, 1994 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. This is just
a summary; for a complete discussion, see the article. (It was on pages B1 and
Note: These heights are with respect to the city's reference point, which is
6 feet below that of the U.S. Geodetic Survey.
- High Point (35th Ave SW and Myrtle Street in West Seattle) @ 512 feet
- Greenwood (N 145th Street just east of Greenwood Ave) @ 492 or 475 feet
- Queen Anne @ 456 feet
- Maple Leaf @ 455 feet
- Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) @ 443 feet
- Second @ 417' (aka Renton Hill)
- First @ 339'
- Beacon Hill @ 336'
- Yesler @ 256' (aka Profanity Hill)
- Denny @ 143' (used to be 212' before it was sluiced)
- East Roy Street between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue on the east side of
Capitol Hill @ 26%
- East Boston Street between Harvard and Broadway on the west side of
Capitol Hill @ 23.8%
- The Queen Anne Counterbalance (Queen Anne Avenue near Galer Street) @ 18.5%
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