Sitting atop the east side of the West Seattle plateau, South Seattle College features a dense college campus, parkland with scattered trees, an arboretum with a maze of trails, and a forested old quarry with a small trail network.

Orienteers enjoy running at fresh, never-seen-before venues, so we won’t be posting a map preview of this one until after the debut of the orienteering map in September 2017.

The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.

Navigational Challenge Rating: 3/10

This venue has a mix of urban campus with moderate complexity, open parklands, and a densely forested old quarry with a sparse trail network.

Physical Challenge Rating: 3/10

The campus is essentially flat, but there are steep retaining walls down to 16th Ave SW. The old quarry area is about 20m below the campus elevation, so the trails there will require some descent and climb.