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Urban Hikes Washington: A Guide to the State's Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures

Urban Hikes Washington: A Guide to the State's Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures

by Brandon Fralic, Rachel Wood


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Explore Washington’s lush forests and Cascade Mountain views without traveling deep into the backcountry. This book features 40 easy-to-follow urban trails that allow hikers of all levels to discover the landmarks that shape the Evergreen state’s cities and towns. Urban Hikes Washington provides the latest information to plan a customized trip:
• Common and lesser-known hikes, from city center strolls to forest trails
• Full-color photos and maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS
• Insightful hike overviews and details on distance, difficulty, canine compatibility, and more Washington boasts a plethora of great urban hikes, and this guide highlights both family-friendly footpaths and culinary and gastronomic delights found along the way. Find hikes suited to every ability. Stroll Spokane’s River Walk Loop to take in the sights of Expo ‘74 or enjoy a pint of local beer after a walk to Downtown Bellingham along South Bay Trail. Discover arboretum trails, waterfront walks, after-work rambles, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493047833
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,100,774
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood are the authors of Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest. Since launching their blog, Beers at the Bottom, in 2013, they’ve written about travel, hiking, and beer for publications including Washington Trails, REI Coop Journal, and OutdoorsNW. Both are lifelong residents of Washington State.

Table of Contents

Before You Hit the Trail x

How to Use This Guide xiii

Trail Finder xv

Map Legend xvii

Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas 1

1 Port Angeles Waterfront Trail 2

2 Spruce Railroad Trail 7

3 Chetzemoka Trail 12

4 Fort Worden Loop 17

5 Dickerson Falls Trail 22

Northwest Washington 27

6 Lake Padden Loop 28

7 South Bay Trail 32

8 Whatcom Creek Trail 37

9 Guemes Channel - Ship Harbor Trails 42

10 Deception Pass Headlands 47

11 Padilla Bay Shore Trail 51

Greater Seattle Area 55

12 Meadowdale Beach Park 56

13 North Creek Park 60

14 Sammamish River Trail 64

15 Washington Park Arboretum 69

16 Alki Trail 73

17 Discovery Park Loop 77

18 Wilburton Hill Park 81

19 Mercer Slough Heritage Loop 86

20 Snogualmie Falls Trail 92

21 Gene Coulon Park 96

South Puget Sound and Southwest Washington 100

22 Dune Peninsula to Point Defiance Park 102

23 Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge 108

24 Capitol Lake Loop 114

25 Ellis Cove Trail 119

26 Lake Sacajawea Park 124

27 Columbia River Renaissance Trail 129

28 Round Lake Loop 134

Central Washington 140

29 Yakima Greenway 141

30 Cowiche Canyon Trail 146

31 Blackbird Island 150

32 Apple Capital Loop Trail 155

33 Saddle Rock Trail 160

34 Chelan River Gorge 166

Eastern Washington 171

35 Richland Riverfront Trail 172

36 Bateman Island 177

37 Badger Mountain 182

38 Spokane River Walk Loop 187

39 Bowl and Pitcher Loop 193

40 Dishman Hills Loop 198

Hike Index 204

Meet Your Guides 205

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