Urban Hikes Washington
A Guide to the State's Greatest Urban Hiking Adventures
Brandon Fralic,Rachel Wood
About this book
Washington, the Evergreen state, is known for its lush landscapes of forests and mountains. But you don’t have to go all the way into the backcountry to experience what the state has to offer. In Urban Hikes Washington you’ll hit the trail to discover the landmarks and hotspots that shape the state’s cities and towns. From arboretum trails to picturesque waterfront walks, this guide explores 40-50 urban hiking trails throughout the state.
Drawing on their extensive travel knowledge of the state, authors Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood curate a guide to not only family-friendly footpaths, but to the state’s culinary and gastronomic delights. Take in the sites of Expo ‘74 while walking Spokane’s Riverfront Park, marvel at the landscape architecture of Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle, or brewery-hop after a stroll to Downtown Bellingham from Boulevard Park.
Each hike includes trail GPS coordinates and waypoints, detailed hike descriptions, maps, and easy-to-find trailhead directions, along with excellent color photos and travel tips. Hit the trail (or the pavement) and explore Washington!
About this author
Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood are the authors of Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest, the first guidebook pairing trails and ales in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Since launching their blog, Beers at the Bottom in 2013, they've written for Washington Trails, REI Coop Journal, and OutdoorsNW together. Brandon lives in Bellingham, WA, where he is the craft beer blogger for Bellingham Tourism and a contributor to publications such as Northwest Travel and Life. Rachel lives in Kirkland, WA, and earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. She’s worked in the craft beer industry for five years, and currently works at a neighborhood brewery.