• 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
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    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
  • 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.

    Get your book and start celebrating the North Cascades!
    THE NORTH CASCADES Finding Beauty And Renewal In The Wild Nearby
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    Fox News Interview on Hiking

    Will the movie "Wild" be a boon to hiking? I weigh in with this interview and also share some of my favorite places to hike! (photo AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    Read the article here
    Fox News Interview on Hiking
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    Have A Blast

    It's Here! The Most Comprehensive Guide ever published for the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument. 95 hikes including backpacking trips, summit climbs, and winter trails. Every trail in the National Monument and more!

    Get Your Copy Now!
    Have A Blast
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    Oboz Trail Team Ambassador

    In 2015 I joined 15 other passionate trail and hiking advocates to be part of the Oboz Footwear Trail Team Ambassadors.

    Read my Oboz Trail Tales Blog Posts Here
    Oboz Trail Team Ambassador
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    Best Winter Hikes on King 5 Evening

    Catch my segment on King 5's Evening talking about the Best Winter Hikes in Western Washington.

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    Best Winter Hikes on King 5 Evening
  • 100 Classic Hikes Washington

    A Classic reworked! A Tribute to our Trails!

    100 Classic Hikes Washington

    100 Classic Hikes: Washington has been an iconic state trails guidebook for decades. Initially written by the godfathers of Washington guidebooks, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning, 100 Classics has been fully revised and updated by their spiritual godson, Craig Romano. Author of more than a dozen books on Washington hiking, Craig brings his own energy, passion, and expertise to this new edition that s every bit as gorgeous as its popular predecessor.

    Get Your Copy Today!
    100 Classic Hikes Washington
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    Walk! Hike! Run! New Series!

    Urban Trails: Kitsap focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within the urban and suburban areas around Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, and the Key and Kitsap peninsulas. You'll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, meadows, historic sites, and vibrant communities. All of the routes here are designed to show you where you can go for a nice run, long walk, or quick hike right in your own backyard.

    Start exploring your backyard trails and parks!
    Walk! Hike! Run! New Series!
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    Day Hiking Eastern WA

    The best day hikes in the Kettles-Selkirks, Columbia Plateau, Blue Mountains, and around Spokane.

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    Day Hiking Eastern WA
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    Read: Trail Tales in The Mountaineer magazine

    In every issue of the Mountaineer Magazine, I'll be discussing conservation, policy, and other trails related issues.

    Read the magazine here and consider joining The Mountaineers
    Read: Trail Tales in The Mountaineer 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 award-winning guidebook author, outdoors writer and photographer, and Northwest trails and hiking expert. I hike, run, paddle, and bike and have written about these passions for more than two dozen publications, including; Seattle Met, Backpacker, Paddler, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Northwest Travel, and Outdoors NW. I write weekly content for Hikeoftheweek.com; and I am the author of 12 books and co-author of five others; and I am currently working on  several new titles in Mountaineers Books’ Urban Trails series (scheduled for release in 2017). Still curious? Learn more –>

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