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Piper’s Orchard  —   the oldest orchard in Seattle

Please Note:   Directions to this orchard are listed a few paragraphs below:

UNFORTUNATELY  due to Covid concerns the 2020 Piper’s orchard festival was cancelled.   Bummer !   And the apple trees had a good crop this year too.

HOWEVER,  on the positive side we have harvested hundreds of pounds  and given them to food banks this summer and fall.   Special shout-outs  to the Mullins,  the McLeans,  June S.,  Bernice M.,  John W., Paris Y.,  Chris D., Paul K., Will M ,  Brahmi P.,    City Fruit organization and to  others.   In fact we have never given more food to food banks than this year.

For pics find our facebook page.`

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Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA, a historic fruit orchard, may be reached from Carkeek Park’s lower meadow parking lot ( Seattle Park’s directions to Carkeek here ), by walking up along Piper’s Creek.  There’s also a new trail leading down from the park entrance (near the Nancy Malmgren Environmental Center). An alternative way to reach the orchard is by following the ravine from the park’s southerly McAbee entrance. The McAbee parking lot and trailhead are behind the QFC from Holman Road, off of NW 100th Pl. at 6th Ave. NW. You can get there by taking the Metro 28, 40 or D Line.


Play “spot the orchard” with this google map flagging the McAbee Entrance: open the link then zoom in and follow from the small parking lot down into the ravine and around by Piper’s Creek to spy the fruit and nut trees laid out in a grid.

For  more information about Piper’s orchard and activities directly related to us,  you can email us at