Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest

Start Planning your dream hike!

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!

Romano to appear at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival as a panelist

Join our welcoming panel of authors to learn the good, the bad and the ugly about writing and publishing outdoor-themed books, blogs, web content, and articles; and even how they make money. They will also talk about addressing outdoor ethics

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, and Northwest Travel and Life. 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, a new guide to Vancouver BC's Trails, and a statewide Washington Rail Trails book. Still curious?

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In The News

Romano honored to model Husky Gear

Normally I am barreling down a trail all sweaty and smelly! But not this time at Deception Pass State Park…

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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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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

Feeling the Burn — The Tillamook Burn 50K

I started running ultra-marathons six months before turning 50. My goal was to successfully run the White River 50 mile Endurance Run to celebrate my…

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Cooper River Bridge Run — Getting over it in Charleston, South Carolina

We couldn’t have asked for a more convenient arrangement when it came to this year’s 47th annual Cooper River Bridge Run. Perhaps only the solar…

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Congress overwhelmingly passes massive funding bill to protect, expand and maintain our public parks and trails!

Conservationists, recreationists, hikers, bird watchers, campers, bicyclists, and recreationists of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life are beyond belief at the passage of this…

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Putting My Condition into Remission

Today marks two weeks since I have been off prednisone. I had been on the medication for just over three years starting when I was…

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