Walking Seattle  by John Owen

Walking Seattle Guide Book

by John Owen (Falcon Guides)
Walking Seattle  by John Owen
Blessed with a bustling waterfront, charming neighborhoods, a cosmopolitan city center, and a visionary park system, Seattle is a wonderland for the explorer on foot. This compact guide will lead you to 19 of the city's most intriguing nooks and crannies, from Pike Place Market to Seattle Center, from funky Fremont to the Washington Park Arboretum. It also includes outlying suburbs like Kirkand, Bellevue, and Bainbridge Island.

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Trails from the "Walking Seattle" Guide Book
Displaying trails 19 of 19.

Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.

The destination on this 35-minute cruise is the tourist-friendly community of Winslow. At least it used to be known by that name. In an effort to better manage growth in the area, all of Bainbridge Is ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
On this walk, you will cross the locks, travel through Fisherman’s Terminal, and then glimpse the best view of the canal from the top of the Ballard Bridge. The walk connects back to the locks via dow ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
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Discovery Park is an urban wilderness with more than 150 species of wildlife in its woods and on its beaches. The former army fort is crisscrossed with roads and paths. A 2.8-mile loop trail offers a ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
What do the Wright Brothers, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Pearl Jam rock star Stone Gossard, a two-ton troll, and “rocket scientist Dr. Werner Von Hoge” have in common? They are all closely identified with ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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Marathon runners in training, toddlers in strollers, and walkers of all ages share the paths around Green Lake with dogs on leashes, inline skaters, kids on three-wheelers, and serious bicyclists astr ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.9
This walk offers glimpses of the luxurious homes and condominiums overlooking Lake Washington, passes through a series of people-friendly lakeside parks, and explores the art and restaurant scene of t ...
Kirkland, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Near the west shore of Lake Washington, Seattle resembles a giant wedding cake, rising tier upon tier—or, more accurately, hill upon hill. From a boat anchored offshore, it might look as though builde ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 4.7
You might see a great blue heron take flight from a rookery tree. You might glimpse a river otter, beaver, or coyote. Yet, when you look up from the trail, you will see the skyscrapers of Bellevue, le ...
Bellevue, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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One of the great markets of the world, Pike Place Market is just a long grapefruit toss away from the heart of the hotel and financial center of the city. So this “walk” translates into an almost-dail ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
Welcome to Skid Road, historic heart of Seattle, where the images of city founders Arthur Denny, Doctor Maynard, and the legendary Chief Sealth are recalled almost every step of the way around the dis ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
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The Space Needle was considered innovative architecture when it was built for Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition in 1962. This walk gives present-day visitors a close-up look at the Space Needle and all ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
When the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail were linked on National Trails Day— June 5, 1993—the result was a 27-mile recreation parkway running from the heart of Seattle to suburban Red ...
Bothell, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 7
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Downtown Seattle is a work in progress, like a Broadway play, a symphony, or a major motion picture. This walk leads you through the areas of greatest change. Highlights include the new home of the Se ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
The loop trail around the peninsula is bordered on one side by old-growth forest and on the other by Lake Washington, with views of South Seattle and Mercer Island. Special attractions: Old-growth for ...
Seattle, WA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 6.5
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Founded in 1861, the UW located its first campus in what is now the center of Seattle’s business district. It moved to its present location in 1895, putting it a long streetcar ride away from downtown ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
This walk begins around 1850, passes quickly through the 20th century, and then returns to about 1900 and Volunteer Park, which was named in honor of veterans who had volunteered to serve in the Spani ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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The Washington Park Arboretum means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Thousands of Seattle residents consider it their personal flower garden. In the springtime, lots of University of Wash ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
On this walk along the shoreline of West Seattle—around the Duwamish Head and down the beach to Alki Point—it is possible to revisit the past and get a glimpse of the Denny party’s dream. The pioneers ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 5.7
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In the past two decades, numerous awards from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association have established Woodland Park as one of the most progressive and humane zoos in the United States. Special attr ...
Seattle, WA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
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