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!

Urban Trails Vancouver WA

New guide to Vancouver USA and Clark County's wide array of trails. Explore Columbia River shoreline, wildlife refuges, waterfalls, historic sites, lakes, and the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

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..

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.

Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest

Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest

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.

Best Winter Hikes on King 5 Evening

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

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 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?

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Craig Romano

Actively Northwest Interview

I was interviewed by Actively Northwest on the value of hiking for a healthy lifestyle. Read the Interview here!

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Craig with cameraman on Q13

Craig on Q13 News

I recently appeared on Q13 in Seattle with Omar Lewis to talk about my Urban Trails Eastside book. Watch the…

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Craig shares with Outside Magazine the best hikes near Seattle

I was interviewed for an Outside Magazine feature on the best hikes near Seattle.  Here is what I had to…

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Urban Trails Vancouver

Craig Talks About Urban Trails Vancouver on Portland’s Afternoon Live

I recently had the pleasure of appearing (via Zoom of course during this Age of Covid) on Portland Oregon’s KATU…

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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

351.6 Miles Hiked and Run and More than $11,000 Raised

It was my most successful Hike-a-thon, ever! Wow! I am still catching up on my rest and trying to catch up with my work after…

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Bug bites bite! But they don’t have to itch!

If you’re like me you probably just grudgingly accept that part of being in the great outdoors is sharing it with a slew of annoying…

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2,285.8 miles!

  While Covid-19 ebbed and flowed and then raged on, 2021 wasn’t too bad of a year for me when it came to running and…

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My most successful Hike-a-thon ever!

350.9 Miles Hiked and More than $10,200 Raised It was my successful Hike-a-thon, ever! Wow! I am still catching up on my rest and trying…

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