Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle Guide Book

by Allen Cox (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle  by Allen Cox

trail descriptions and detailed maps
ISBN: 0762751185

Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for 20 favorite, easy-to-follow hikes within a short drive of one of the most scenic cities in North America. Discover the unmatched view of the city skyline from Duwamish head, watch the constant parade of boat traffic as you stroll along the Ship Canal, or explore the nature-rich forests of the Cascade foothills.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: Alki Beach is the birthplace of Seattle, where a schooner set the first settlers ashore in November 1851. Today this long stretch of shoreline and beach is one of Seattle’s liveliest and most scenic n ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: A ship canal slices Seattle in half, connecting Puget Sound to Lake Washington. At the lake end of the canal, the Arboretum Waterfront Trail follows the marshy shoreline across two islands with views ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: Early photographer Asahel Curtis had a passion for documenting the world around him, including the beauty of the Northwest outdoors. With logging, mining, and the influx of settlers around the turn ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Snoqualmie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: The Burke-Gilman Trail is a heavily traveled multiuse recreational corridor that follows an early railroad route. The entire trail runs more than 18 miles and is part of an extensive network of trails ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Camp Long is a woodland retreat inside Seattle’s city limits. This sixty-eight-acre park borders the West Seattle Golf Course and boasts miles of hiking trails, the first artificial climbing rock in N ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Cougar Mountain stands as the westernmost of the Issaquah Alps, what remains of a mountain range that geologically predates the nearby Cascades. With more than 3,000 acres and 36 miles of hiking trail ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Renton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Occupying 534 acres atop Seattle’s Magnolia Bluff, Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest. The first European ship to explore Puget Sound, Capt. George Vancouver’s sloop Discovery, was the park’s namesak ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Green Lake Park is nestled in North Seattle’s urban Green Lake neighborhood. The centerpiece of this 300-plus-acre park is the lake itself, which is surrounded by a 2.8-mile path. This popular park, o ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: One of the greatest challenges of early railroad construction in Washington was cutting a route through the rugged Cascades, but the Chicago-Milwaukee–St. Paul–Pacific Railroad achieved this with its ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
North Bend, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Warren G. Magnuson Park occupies the site of the former Sand Point Naval Air Station on Lake Washington. When the base was closed, the city of Seattle acquired the land and buildings for public use, m ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: The largest wetlands on the shores of Lake Washington have been preserved as Mercer Slough Nature Park. The park’s well-maintained interpretive trails provide easy access to this important wildlife ha ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Bellevue, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This urban bayside hike near Seattle’s busy waterfront follows a flat, paved path past landscaped gardens and world class sculptures. The trail traverses two adjoining shoreline parks, the entire leng ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The historic Preston-Snoqualmie Trail crosses the foothills above the Raging River Valley, a 6.5-mile trail that is a part of the much larger network of King County Regional Trails. This short hike ta ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Bothell Landing, on the north bank of the SammamishRiver, is a quaint step back in time. This park contains one of the first pioneer cabins in the area and a collection of later Victorian homes that n ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Bothell, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Paved Seward Park juts into Lake Washington like a thumb. Seattle city officials had the foresight to acquire the wild, wooded property in 1892 and eventually turn it into the public space we enjoy to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The Puget Sound Basin is laced with wetlands, many accessible by excellent, well-maintained trails. Soos Creek is a prime example of a wetland ecosystem in which the creek feeds ponds and swamps and s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Renton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Squak Mountain has been preserved as a vast, wooded state park that’s just minutes from Seattle. Its trails range from easy to difficult, but all have one thing in common: They share a quintessential ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Issaquah, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: When it comes to a hiking destination, what could be more satisfying than 14,000 acres of heavily forested mountain with 70 miles of hiking trails only thirty minutes from downtown Seattle? That’s rig ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Issaquah, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Some hikes are extraordinary for the beauty of the terrain they cross and some for the reward at the end of the trail. The Twin Falls Trail is extraordinary for both. The trail follows the South Fork ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Volunteer Park crowns Seattle’s Capitol Hill, offering winding paths through lawns with formal gardens and a diverse collection of mature trees—a prime example of elegant, early landscape design and p ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Seattle"
Seattle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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