The best way to explore Seattle is on foot, and this classic guidebook is updated, expanded, and better than ever. Seattle is renowned for its walkability and stunning natural beauty. This guide will take you from Seattle’s parks and urban greenways to the windswept beaches, old-growth forests, and spectacular hilltop vistas of greater Puget Sound. Featuring 120 of the best routes and destinations, there are highlights for birders, art lovers, beachcombers, history buffs, gardeners, and more—and the book also offers vital information on trail difficulty and accessibility, including trail steepness, walking distance, and wheelchair access. With such scenic gems as Union Bay in Seattle, Meadowdale Beach Park in Lynnwood, Watershed Preserve in Redmond, Fort Steilacoom near Tacoma, and Frye Cove Park in Olympia, visitors and locals alike will find something new to love about greater Seattle. Lace up and get walking!
"A fun, active, family-friendly take on popular destinations."
"Features walks through Carkeek Park, Green Lake Park and Ballard’s Golden Gardens Park."
"Parents will appreciate the extra touches that Sue puts in the trail descriptions. She calls out playgrounds, restrooms, type of path surface, and whether you can bring the family dog… This guide is worthy of making space on your bookshelf for."
—The Hiker Mama
"It’s books like these that make you realize how lucky we are to live here."
"Offers an abundance of walks within easy reach of Seattle and its surrounding cities… Readers looking for some outdoor inspiration are in good hands."
—Seattle Backpackers Magazine
“Walking guides of Seattle abound, but Take a Walk Seattle … remains the ultimate guide to walking in nature in the Puget Sound region.”
—South Seattle Emerald