Posted by: instanthausfrau | October 20, 2006

Haunted Trails in St. Edward Park

Students at Bastyr University continue their annual tradition of haunting the trails at St. Edward Park. Parents of children 8 and older can enjoy the scary vignettes viewable on a guided tour of the creepy forest, while children under seven can enjoy a special halloween story time at Bastyr’s campus and an early Saturday afternoon “haunted trail” with the scares toned down for younger audiences. Fortune tellers, pumpkin bowling, and other treats await those waiting in line, but some of these activities will charge an additional fee.

Warning: A “Back in My Day” coming up. Skip paragraph to avoid old-fogey talk. The Haunted Forest at the local nature center was one of my favorite Halloween traditions as a kid, but it was abruptly halted when officials cited it as a reason for declining visitor numbers during non-haunted times. We all know that St. Edward park is only haunted at Halloween, right? And since it has such a great playground, we’ll continue to visit, right? Because I’d hate for kids to miss out on the haunted forest because of similair silliness. Thanks.

So get out and enjoy the Halloween thrills!

Scary Trails (Ages 8+)
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21
7:00 – 10 p.m.
Bastyr University woods and campus
Cost: $10 (or $9 with non-perishable food donation)

Children 7 & Under
Halloween Story Time: Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Bastyr Campus Room 57
Cost: $1

Children’s Haunted Trail: Saturday, October 21
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Bastyr University Woods and Campus
Cost: $10 ($9 with donation of a non-perishable food item)

Parking at Bastyr is free.



  1. For those on the Eastside, there’s “Nightmare at Beaverlake” in Sammamish:

  2. Hey, thanks for the heads up! I’ll have to go check that out next year!

  3. […] a Halloween Carnival complete with hay rides, fortune telling, and food and activity booths. (See last year’s entry for the back-in-my-day warning). The fun starts tonight, and finishes next […]

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