Prolific Guidebook Author
Craig is an award-winning guidebook author, outdoors writer and photographer, ardent conservationist, and Northwest trails and hiking expert. He hikes, runs, paddles, and bikes and has written about these passions for more than two dozen publications, including; Seattle Met, Backpacker, Paddler, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Northwest Travel, and Outdoors NW. Craig writes weekly content for Hikeoftheweek.com and is the author of more than 25 books. He is currently working on several second editions to the popular Mountaineers Books’ Day Hiking series. Still curious?
In The News
Not Your Typical Guidebook
Nice review of Hiking Washington’s History, which I co-authored with Judy Bentley in the Cascadia Daily News. If you love…Read More
Romano’s battle with PMR Featured in Seattle Times
In February of 2021 I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), an auto-immune disease. I am determined to put it…Read More
Romano highlighted in University of Washington Magazine
I was deeply honored to be portrayed in my alumni magazine. Read full article here.Read More
Romano Interviewed in L’Italo Americano
Ask outdoor enthusiast Craig Romano what has most influenced his life and his answer comes quickly and confidently: his Italian…Read More
Down but not out in the Desert
Life happens. I’ve been looking forward to the Mesa Marathon in Mesa Arizona for months. Its fast downhill start and generally flat course along with…Read More
Last year was a good year for me on the trail! I ended up amassing more than 2300 running and hiking miles which included some…Read More
Three Great Outdoors Books—that I didn’t write!
Christmas is almost here. Last night of Hanukkah and Boxing Day closing in closely behind. If you celebrate Orthodox Christmas you have some time! So,…Read More
Happy Halloween! Looking for a hiking haunt to set the mood?
Thank the Ancient Celts for giving us this holiday—Irish and Scottish immigrants for bringing it to America—and Madison Avenue for helping to make it so…Read More
Craig is a talented writer who holds a deep passion for the outdoors, trails, and hiking. If you're looking for someone who can write about a broad array of topics on the outdoors, Craig is your guy.
June 19, 2011
Author Romano’s hiking books are a wealth of knowledge.
Romano is one of the better guidebook authors around.
“Over more than 30 years devoted to exploring, hiking, documenting and publishing throughout the Northwest, Craig Romano . . . has become perhaps the top expert on Washington trails.”