• Northwest Runner

    Northwest On The Run

    Check out my regular feature, Northwest on the Run in Northwest Runner magazine. Since 1999 this feature has been helping runners find the best races, trails, running routes and other points of interest to runners and walkers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

    Don't Miss an Issue!
    Northwest On The Run
  • On February 19th, 2013 Scruffers left me for Kitty Heaven. I miss this little kitty that I rescued and she rescued me.

    Scruffy Gray- Rest in Peace

    On February 19th, 2013, I had to say goodbye to the love of my life (after my wife). Rest in Peace sweet Scruffers. Hope there is lots of yogurt up there for you in Kitty Heaven.

    Remembering Scruffy Gray
    Scruffy Gray- Rest in Peace
  • Leona Peak

    Professional Hiker?

    Learn the scoop on what I do in this "investigative piece" by Tom Paulu of the Longview Daily News.

    Someone has to do it!
    Professional Hiker?
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    Actively Northwest Interview: On Hiking, Good Health and Conservation

    I was recently interviewed by Actively Northwest on the value of hiking for a healthy lifestyle.

    Read the Interview Here
    Actively Northwest Interview: On Hiking, Good Health and Conservation
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    Northwest Trails in every issue of Outdoors NW

    Be sure to read my column, Northwest Trails in every issue of Outdoors NW magazine. Backpack to the heart of the Olympics-mountain bike to an old mining town-snowshoe to the edge of Mount Rainier-are just some of the adventures awaiting you.

    Click here to hit the trail!
    Northwest Trails in every issue of Outdoors NW
  • NC Book

    THE NORTH CASCADES Finding Beauty And Renewal In The Wild Nearby

    Check out this new book by Pulitzer prize winning author William Dietrich. I contributed a section on hiking, camping, paddling, snowshoeing and more in the North Cascades.

    Attend one of our exciting book launch events this fall!
    THE NORTH CASCADES Finding Beauty And Renewal In The Wild Nearby
  • DayHiking-Eastern-WA

    Now Available! Day Hiking Eastern WA

    The best day hikes in, Kettles-Selkirks, Columbia Plateau, & the Blue Mountains.

    Learn More
    Now Available! Day Hiking Eastern WA
  • High Pass

    Read: The Trail Less Taken in WTA Magazine

    In every issue of Washington Trails, I'll be taking you along for a hike on the trail less taken. Learn about some of our least known trails from the Olympic Peninsula to the Palouse. Big surprises await for all who hike these yet-to-be discovered backcountry byways.

    Be sure you're a WTA member to see my pieces
    Read: The Trail Less Taken in WTA Magazine
  • Pick up a copy today!

    Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands is Now Available!

    My long awaited for new book, Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands is now available! The most comprehensive hiking guide to the San Juan and Gulf Islands-it is also the only book to treat these two region as one!

    Order Your Copy Now! 
    Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands is Now Available!

WHO IS CRAIG ROMANO?

Craig on Mont Gosford in the wilds of Quebec.

Craig on Mont Gosford in the wilds of Quebec.

I’m an avid hiker, runner, kayaker, and cyclist, and have written about these passions for over two dozen publications, including; Seattle Met, Backpacker, Paddler, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Northwest Travel, and Outdoors NW. Content provider for Hikeoftheweek.com, author of nine books and co-author of three others, I am currently working on  Day Hiking Mount St Helens (with Aaron Theisen and scheduled for release in 2015). Still curious? Learn more –>

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Rave Reviews by Terry Richards of the Portland Oregonian
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Trail Philosophy With Guidebook Author Craig Romano
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Praised in Harbors magazine
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