Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest

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Get your copy of this gorgeous hardbound book published by Rizzoli New York. The photographs are by Bart Smith. I co-wrote the text with William L. Sullivan. And the Foreword was written by the honorable Daniel Evans.

Romano Honored as a Literary Lion in 2019

On March 16th, 2019 I was honored along with a group of other Northwest authors as a Literary Lion by the King County Library System Foundation. Along with sharing the stage with such notable writers as Jennifer Egan (Keynote Speaker) and Nancy Pearl (emcee); I signed lots of books, met lots of great people, and we raised nearly a half million dollars for literacy programs in King County!

Craig appears on an episode of SOS How to Survive

Craig makes an appearance on SOS How to Survive

I made an appearance on Season 2 Episode 4 of the Weather Channel's SOS How to Survive with Creek Stewart. Tune in to learn about edible berries in the Northwest and how to survive in the woods..

Best Winter Hikes on King 5 Evening

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

Backpacking Washington second edition now available!

New edition has been fully updated and expanded. 80 Hikes in all including 20 brand new routes. Hikes 14-50 miles making them perfect for a weekend or week trip.

Hiking Washington's History

Historian and hiker Judy Bentley teams up with veteran guidebook author Craig Romano to lead adventurers of all abilities along historic trails throughout Washington.

Second edition Day Hiking Central Cascades is out!

Fully updated and expanded to 136 hikes including many off the beaten track! Book covers US 2 Corridor from Everett to Wenatchee including Lake Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, Stehekin, Icicle Creek Valley, Glacier Peak Wilderness and more!

Craig Romano

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?

Featured Books

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…

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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…

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Romano highlighted in University of Washington Magazine

I was deeply honored to be portrayed in my alumni magazine. Read full article here.

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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…

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Featured Videos

Craig Romano's Top 3 Urban Hikes in the Seattle area

Craig appears on SOS How to Survive with Creek Stewart

Craig Romano: Urban Trails Tacoma

Craig takes his son hiking to Deception Falls on King5 Evening

Recent Posts

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…

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2,321.1 miles!

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…

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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,…

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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…

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