The Pacific Northwest has some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the country, and this guide will lead you to the 75 best day hikes in all of them!
For hikers of all ages and abilities, here is your guide to easy hikes in national parks and monuments throughout Washington and Oregon including:
• North Cascades National Park
• San Juan Islands National Monument
• Olympic National Park
• Mount Rainier National Park
• Mount St. Helens National Monument
• Newberry National Volcanic Monument
• John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
• Crater Lake National Park
• Oregon Caves National Monument
• Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
• and more!
Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, each trail description includes elevation gains and a topographical map; clear, up-to-date driving directions; mileage and estimated hiking time; trail conditions; and more. Creaky Knees hiking guides are perfect for anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.
Also available in the Creaky Knees series:
The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon
The Creaky Knees Guide Northern California
The Creaky Knees Guide Washington
"Just in time for the National Park Service centennial…[this] guide, with topographical maps, focuses on hikes in parks and monuments in Oregon and Washington, including two dozen walks around iconic Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens."
"Retired outdoor columnist Seabury Blair Jr. has built a second career as a guidebook author with his Creaky Knees guides...and he clearly believes that just because folks are getting a little long in the tooth or stiff in the joints doesn't mean they should be sentenced to spending their remaining years sitting in front of the television set."
—The Bookmonger, Kitsap Sun
"For seniors, those with small children and probably a lot of other folks who aren’t in terrific shape."
—The Daily News
“Even with Mt. Rainier in our backyard, some of us are not made for mountain climbing. Do not be deterred! Check out [The Creaky Knees Guide,] intended for anyone more interested in a stroll than a climb.”
—Tacoma Public Library
"Hikers explore the splendor of the national parks and monuments of Oregon and Washington with this guide to 75 of the best easy-to-walk day hikes."
—Sir Read A Lot
“You’ll soon find that these will be your go-to guides for enjoyable jaunts in the great outdoors.”