Walking trails in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, and Olympia can take you to scenic beaches, old-growth forests, and hilltops with spectacular views. This classic guide to greater Puget Sound has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include 120 of the best routes and destinations, including such gems as Meadowdale Beach Park in Lynnwood, Union Bay in Seattle, Watershed Preserve in Redmond, Fort Steilacoom near Tacoma, and Frye Cove Park in Olympia. Each route described includes distances and notes steepness of the trail. Highlighted are recommended walks for birders, art lovers, beachcombers, history buffs, gardeners, and those who seek disabled access. It turns out the best way to enjoy the Puget Sound area is on foot.
SUSAN M. HACKING has dusted her boots on trails in Asia, Africa, South America, the United States, and Canada. She is a resident of Seattle when not sailing around the world with her husband and family.
"A fun, active, family-friendly take on popular destinations." --Booklist "Features walks through Carkeek Park, Green Lake Park and Ballard's Golden Gardens Park." --PhinneyWood
"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." --Seattle Greenlaker
"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
"A fun, active, family-friendly take on popular destinations." --Booklist