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Beautiful lakes, sparkling bays, rugged peaks, lush hills, and countless islands comprise the outlying area of the bustling city of Seattle. There is such stunning scenery around the city that hiking in Seattle is more than a trek around town. Scott Leonard shows you the best hikes in and around Seattleall within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Leonard has all the bases covered. Suggested lists of hikes include:
Best Easy Hikes
Best Hikes to Lakes
Best Wildflower Hikes
Best Hikes to Waterfalls
Best Hikes to Summits
Best Hikes with Kids
Best Hikes for Berry Picking
Let Moon show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the Olympic Peninsula, across Puget Sound, and up to the Cascade Mountains, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Seattle.
About the Author
Scott Leonard spent his childhood summers and falls fishing, skiing, and hunting in the Oregon outdoors. He began hiking and backpacking when he started college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He fell in love with the wilderness areas of Washingtonand has never grown tired of pounding out miles of trail.
After college, Scott spent several years building and maintaining trails, and teaching others to do the same. He spent a year researching and hiking for Moon Washington Hiking, and yet another summer on Moon Take a Hike Seattlenever has a job been so easy to get up for each morning.
In addition to writing, Scott works as an attorney in Portland, Oregon, where he has a successful criminal defense practice.