Explore the beauty of Washington's natural landscape with this fully updated guide featuring the 100 best low-impact day hikes in the state—perfect for aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.
From the Olympic Peninsula to Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie Pass, The Creaky Knees Guide Washington is a day-hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails, featuring 100 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, this helpful guide includes trail ratings from 1 (worthwhile) to 5 (spectacular) based on water features and other enjoyable factors; topographical maps with elevation profiles; and information at a glance, such as recommended seasons, estimated hiking times, permit and parking fees, and distance and elevation gain.
Other titles in Creaky Knees easy hike series include Creaky Knees Oregon, Creaky Knees Northern California, and Creaky Knees Arizona.
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).
"[The Creaky Knees Guide will] help you get started in exploring the Evergreen State." —The Columbian
“You’ll soon find that these will be your go-to guides for enjoyable jaunts in the great outdoors.” —Trailblazer Girl