Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Year Round Event - Aberdeen Waterfront, Town and Hilltop Walk

Wishkah River looking downstream
Street art
Downtown mural
Wishkah River looking upstream

Event: Aberdeen Waterfront, Town and Hilltop Walk

ESVA Challenges: 39 Counties Second Edition - Grays Harbor County, Restaurants (American, Asian, Mexican), Womb To Tomb (school, church, city hall, courthouse)

OTSVA Challenges: Antique shops, banks, city hall, libraries, monuments, waterways

AVA Special Programs: Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song ("Aberdeen", sung by American rock band Cage the Elephant), Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, State Street Sashay (e.g. Williams, AZ; Simpson, KA or Illinois), Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walk the USA Street by Street (e.g. Michigan St.), You'll Never Walk Alone (e.g. Capt Gray, Sam Benn, JM Weatherwax)

The Playhouse
Aberdeen Museum of History
Art Alley
Historic home

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 106711 2017/Y0656 - 10K,15K and 27K options (rated 2B) with 5K and 7K options (rated 1A)

Description: Walk the town where Kurt Cobain spent early years. Choose from multiple distances and a variety of sights: a peaceful walk along multiple city parks and the Grays Harbor waterfront; through town with outstanding murals and quirky artwork; moderate stair and hill climbs to see old "timber baron" homes, then on up for breath-taking views of Grays Harbor from hill-tops, with the possibility of a glimpse of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. Descend down to various levels of the city via several sets of "secret stairs".

The view from the hill
Another view from the hill

Start/End Location: Aberdeen Hotel at 701 E Heron St., Aberdeen. 360-537-7460

Driving Directions: From I-5 at Olympia (both Northbound and Southbound): Exit 104. Follow signs to Aberdeen. Turn LEFT at Burger King before bridge into Aberdeen (Kansas St.).

Start/Finish Times: Daily - Dawn to Dusk.

South Aberdeen Waterfront
Chehalis River Bridge
Remains of - what?
South bank backyard garden
The Giant Oars

Accessability/Amenities: The only walks possible for strollers or wheelchairs are the 5K and 7K walks; the longer routes are not suitable. Pets are allowed. Restrooms are at the start point and in various locations en route.

Point of Contact: Mert Turner at 360-533-4352 or via e-mail to

Starting Point: Best Western Plus at 701 E Heron St., Aberdeen
Come Walk With Us!