The Creaky Knees Guide Washington, 2nd Edition: The 100 Best Easy Hikes

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington, 2nd Edition: The 100 Best Easy Hikes

by Seabury Blair Jr.

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Overview

This day-hiking guidebook features the best 100 low-impact trails in the state from the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier National Park to Eastern Washington. Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, the guide covers hikes in 10 regions throughout the state as well urban hikes and walks. Each trail description includes elevation gains, including 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 aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170095
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Creaky Knees Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 538,494
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

SEABURY BLAIR JR. spent many years as the outdoor columnist for The Bremerton Sun, where one of his most popular features was the “Hike o’ the Month.” He is an avid backcountry skier and hiker, and lives in Spokane, WA.

He is also the author of Wild Roads Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide series of easy hiking books (titles cover Washington, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments); the Day Hike! series of easy hikes that you can do in a day (titles cover the Central Cascades, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia Gorge, and Spokane/Coeur d'Alene).

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance vi

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xii

Using This Guide xv

Be Careful xix

The Cascades: Mount Baker Highway (State Route 542) 1

1 Hannegan Camp 3

2 Chain Lakes Loop 6

3 Ptarmigan Ridge 8

4 Heliotrope Ridge 11

5 Twin Lakes Road 13

6 Winchester Mountain Lookout 15

7 High Pass 18

North Cascades Highway (State Route 20)

8 Baker Lake 22

9 Sauk Mountain 25

10 Thunder Creek Trail 27

11 Lake Ann 29

12 Blue Lake 31

13 Cutthroat Lake 33

14 Tiffany Lake 35

Stevens Pass Highway (Us Highway 2)

15 Bridal Veil Falls 38

16 Barclay Lake 41

17 Iron Goat Trail 43

18 Tumwater Canyon Trail 46

19 Little Eightmile Lake 48

Snoqualmie Pass (Interstate 90)

20 Rattlesnake Ledge 52

21 John Wayne Trail, Cascades 54

22 Hyak Tunnel 57

23 Middle Fork Snoqualmie 60

24 Talapus Lake 63

25 Snow Lake 66

26 Squaw Lake 69

Chinook Pass Highway (State Route 410)

27 Naches Peak Loop 72

28 Noble Knob 75

White Pass Highway (Us Highway 12)

29 Deer Lake 79

30 Tieton Meadows 81

31 Hogback Ridge 84

32 Dark Meadow 87

33 Yellowjacket Pond 89

34 Walupt Creek 91

Mount Rainier 95

35 West Side Road 97

36 Eunice Lake 100

37 Berkeley Park 102

38 Paradise Trails 104

39 Pinnacle Saddle 108

40 Spray Park 111

41 Glacier View 113

42 Comet Falls 116

Mount Adams 119

43 Bird Creek Meadows 121

44 Takhlakh Lake Loop 124

45 West Fork Trail 126

46 Kill en Creek Trail 128

47 Indian Racetrack 131

Mount St. Helens 135

48 Coldwater Lake Trail 137

49 Windy Ridge 139

50 Norway Pass 141

Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas 145

Olympic Peninsula

51 Lower Skokomish River 147

52 Spike Camp 149

53 Dosewallips Road 152

54 Mount Townsend 155

55 Marmot Pass 158

56 Camp Handy 161

57 Dungeness Spit 163

58 Maiden Peak 165

59 Hurricane Hill 167

60 Elwha Loop 170

61 Spruce Railroad Trail 173

62 Rialto Beach 176

Kitsap Peninsula

63 Port Gamble Trails 179

64 Green Mountain Trail 181

65 Gold Creek Trail 184

Central Washington 189

66 Umtanum Canyon 191

67 Manastash Ridge 193

68 Ginkgo Petrified Forest Trails 195

69 John Wayne Trail West 197

70 John Wayne Trail East 200

71 Cowiche Canyon Trail 202

72 Ancient Lake(s) 204

73 Umatilla Rock Loop 206

74 Billy Clapp Lake Wildlife Area 208

75 Swakane Canyon Road 211

76 Potholes Dunes 213

Columbia River Gorge 217

77 Hardy and Rodney Falls 219

78 Klickitat Rail Trail 221

79 Beacon Rock 224

80 Dog Mountain 226

Spokane and Northeastern Washington 229

81 Columbia Plateau Trail North 231

82 Columbia Plateau Trail South 234

83 Tumbull National Wildlife Refuge 237

84 Shedroof Mountain 240

85 Sullivan Lake Trail 243

86 Columbia Mountain 246

87 Painted Rocks 248

88 Dishman Hills 250

89 Liberty Creek 253

90 Centennial Trail West 256

91 Centennial Trail East 259

Southeastern Washington 263

92 White Bluffs 265

93 Columbia Plateau Trail 268

94 Boyer Park 270

Urban Trails 273

95 Olympic Discovery Trail, Port Angeles and Sequim 275

96 Chehalis Western Trail, Olympia 277

97 Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle 279

98 Boulevard Park, Bellingham 282

99 Apple Capital Loop, Wenatchee 284

100 Yakima Greenway, Yakima 287

Index 291

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