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Seattle's best-kept secret is the beauty of its natural surroundings. Explore the dynamic topography waiting just outside your door with Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle.
Inside Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle you'll find:
A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you with options ranging from short, scenic routes suitable for families, to daylong, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or modify each hike
Explore the Trails: All hikes are marked with difficulty ratings, features-dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible-and highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers
Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps for each trail with point-by-point navigation and detailed driving directions (including public transit directions when available) to each trailhead with GPS coordinates
Top Hikes: Lists like "Best Beach Hikes," "Best for Waterfalls," and "Best for Berry Picking" reveal the rugged beauty of Puget Sound, Interstate 90, Highway 2, Mountain Loop Highway, Olympic Peninsula, and Mount Rainer
Trusted Advice: Melissa Ozbek shares the experience and knowledge she's gained by trekking hundreds of miles throughout the state as a hiking guide for the Washington Trails Association
Tips and Tools: Essentials like health, safety, and trail etiquette, background information on the landscape and history of the trails, and volunteer opportunities so you can help keep the trails as beautiful as you found them
Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure.
Looking to explore beyond Seattle? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Ready for an overnight outdoor adventure? Check out Moon Washington Camping.
About the Author
Originally from North Salem, New York, Melissa Ozbek fell in love with hiking in Washington State when she hiked to the summit of Mount St. Helens for the first time. Since then she has hiked hundreds of miles throughout the state, from beachside strolls to alpine lakes to spectacular mountain summits.
In 2015, she became a hiking guide correspondent and contributor to the Washington Trails Association, writing and researching trail descriptions on wta.org. In addition to writing, Melissa loves photographing trailscapes and is always looking to capture a hike's distinctive personality. In her free time she enjoys finding NPR podcasts and audiobooks to listen to on her drives to hikes, cooking and baking, paddle boarding, playing piano, and going for walks along Lake Washington with her husband, Onur. Check out her work at melissaozbek.com.