Seattleites often play in the mountain ranges they can see from their city―but sometimes you just need a hike you can do before lunch. That’s what you get with Urban Trails: Seattle.
A thriving city of more than seven hundred thousand residents within a metropolitan area of nearly four million, Seattle has become a big city, with rapid growth and an increasing number of new arrivals every year. Thanks to the foresight of early city planners, however, the city’s large park system contains a wide array of trails that traverse manicured lawns, nature preserves, old-growth forest groves, historic districts, and vibrant neighborhoods―as well as trails that travel along lakeshores, cascading creeks, and stretches of Puget Sound shoreline.
Within this sprawling metropolis you’ll also find some of the best long-distance paved trails in the Northwest. They thread together parks and greenbelts that call out for further exploration and adventures. Whether you like to hike, run, or walk, you’ll find countless options among Seattle’s urban trails, giving you many reasons to never leave the city when seeking excellent outdoor adventures.
Features of this guide include:
Easy to reference maps
Trail distance and high point
Indicates trail suitability for walkers, hikers, and runners
Info for families with kids and for dog owners
Sidebars on area history, nature, and sights
It’s Island Time:
Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands * Anacortes * Victoria * Point Roberts* Saanich Peninsula
Author: Craig Romano * Publisher: Mountaineers Books * Price: $18.95
- New volume in Washington’s bestselling hiking guidebook series
- Packable size filled with maps, elevation profiles, 130 photos, at-a-glance trail selection table, and more from a beloved trails author
- 1% of sales support trail maintenance in Washington
As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands.
Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don’t have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island)——making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!
Key features of this guide:
- 136 hikes (approximately 50% American, 50% Canadian locations)
- Ferry travel tips
- Car-camping recommendations
- Border-crossing details
- All distances and elevations in both English and metric units
- Overview maps for both the San Juans and Gulf Islands
Day Hiking Eastern Washington: Kettles-Selkirks * Columbia Plateau * Blue Mountains
Authors: Craig Romano and Rich Landers
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
The most comprehensive day-hiking guide to eastern Washington!
- Newest guide in the pack-friendly, bestselling Day Hiking series by Mountaineers Books for Washington State
- 1% of sales are donated to trail maintenance
- Offers many close-to-home trails near population centers like Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla.
Day Hiking: Eastern Washington features 125 day hikes throughout the Eastern Washington region, roughly covering the area of the state east of Highway 97. This expansive region includes the Spokane area, Colville National Forest and northeastern Washington (Colville, Metaline Falls, Kettle Falls, Republic, Tonasket), Moses Lake, Coulee Dam, Lake Roosevelt, and other parts of the mid-and upper-Columbia River basin, southeast Washington (Pullman, the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities), and the eastern reaches of the Columbia River.
Who better to cover such a large geographic area than long-time eastern Washington expert Rich Landers, partnered with Day Hiking guru Craig Romano? These two trekkers have combined forces to research and write an authoritative guide that is sure to become the new gold standard for hiking in Eastern Washington.
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