Discover the very best hiking trails in Washington State’s Central Cascades—along the I-90 and Highway 2 corridors—that can be done in a day.
From Snoqualmie Pass to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Stevens Pass, you’ll find 69 of the best day hikes close to Seattle in this full-color hiking guide. Featuring the lush forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and alpine meadows unique to Washington State, each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more. Includes complete information for 69 great day hikes within driving distance from Seattle, including:
• Alpine Lakes Wilderness
• Cascades Foothills
• Cougar Mountain
• Deception Falls
• Longs Pass
• Mount Pilchuck
• Mount Si
• Snoqualmie Falls
• Wild Sky Wilderness
• and more!
The Day Hike! series of full-color hiking guides was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. Other titles in the Day Hike! series include:
Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula
Day Hike! North Cascades
Day Hike! Mount Rainier
Day Hike! Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint
"[Most guidebooks are by] backpackers who occasionally day hike. But most people are day-hikers, who occasionally backpack. And that's the key difference to this series."
—Ron C. Judd
"The series...earns points for rating each individual trip on a five-scale and for providing a comparative overview of all hikes in each book's introductory pages. For those of us who like to cherry-pick trails, ratings simplify our task."
"The presentation of basic facts (distance, elevation gain, maps, permits, etc.) is excellent and easy to follow. In addition to helpful topographical maps, the guides feature elevation profiles - an inspired addition!"
"The Day Hike! series, published by Sasquatch Books, is my favorite resource for finding a great hike to do with my girlfriends or family. The hikes are listed by location, with an overall rating, a rating for difficulty, the elevation gain, hike distance, best season and approximate hiking time. With colorful pictures and fun maps, even my six-year-old son loves looking at these books."
—Northwest Healthy Mama