Best Hikes Seattle

Best Hikes Seattle

Simple Strolls, Day Hikes, and Longer Adventures

Peter Stekel


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Discover 42 epic hikes within an hour of Seattle. From mountaintop vistas to urban strolls, this guide covers everything you need to know to plan your outdoor adventure. Each concise hike description includes color photos, thorough directions, turn-by-turn directions and a detailed trail map.


Peter Stekel:

Peter Stekel is a professional writer and avid hiker. He is the author of Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington, Beneath Haunted Waters: The Tragic Tale of Two B-24s Lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains During World War II, and, Final Flight: The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra. Peter has a BA in botany from the University of California, Davis, did graduate work in ecology at Humboldt State University, and contributed to the Idaho Wildflowers app. Visit him at

Peter lives in Seattle.