Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods 

by Jake & Cathy Jaramillo

* The only guidebook to stairway walks in Seattle
* Explore Seattle neighborhoods in a new way with these interesting walks in Seattle
* Written for people of all ages who want to get outside, exercise, and explore
*Learn more --> 


Links & Media

* KPLU 88.1 "Tourist in Your Own Town" - Mount Baker Stairway Walk (2013)

* KING 5 Evening Magazine - Discover the Secret Stairways of Seattle (2013)

* KUOW News - The Hidden Legacy of Seattle Stairways (2013)

* AAA Journey - Last Stop: Stair Attraction (2012)

* Seattle Times - Guidebook Authors Show Ups and Downs. . . (2012)

Feet First - Seattle Walkability Advocates

* Sound Steps - Great Walking Groups for Over-50s!

* WalkOn inBellWa! - Walking Routes in Bellevue's Parks and Neighborhoods

Inventory of Seattle Stairs of 100 Steps or More website by Doug Beyerlein

* All Stairs Seattle Guide website by Susan Ott & Dave Ralph

* Year of Walking Seattle's Parks blog by Linnea Westerlind

*KOMO News - Year of Mapping Seattle's Stairs (2011)

*Seattle Times -  Queen Anne Stairways Map (2009)

* Washington Trails Association Magazine -  Urban Hiking (2007)

* Seattle Times - Seattle Stairways: Taking Time to Learn More About the City (2003)

* Seattle Weekly - Stairway Weekend (1999)

The Mountaineers as well as our publisher, Mountaineers Books


Major Stairway Events Coming!

Two big stairway events are coming up! See the "Walks & Events" page for more info and links.

On Saturday January 24th, the American Lung Association runs its annual "Fight for Air" race up 40 flights in the Rainier Tower. You can register online for this "FUNdraiser," or sign up in person at the event. Are you in awesome stair-climbing shape? You can register for multiple go-rounds of the stairs: 40, 60, 80 or 120 floors. As of this writing, they're up to 60% of their fundraising goal, so there's definitely room to pitch in!

On Saturday February 7th, walkability nonprofit FeetFirst does its third annual Stairway Walks Day. Feet First's Walking Ambassadors (including the two of us) will lead groups of up to 35 people on one of 13 neighborhood stairway excursions that day, all of them based on routes in our book. If you haven't yet gone out to explore them, it's a great way to get your feet roaming on Seattle's scenic byways!  


Route Alert Update: Longfellow Creek

Two posts below, we reported that a car drove into Longfellow Creek in West Seattle, damaging an important creek crossing near the beginning of the "Longfellow Creek and Pigeon Point" stairway walk (Chapter 19). We gave a suggested workaround, but a detour might soon be unecessary. Work to repair the protective railing on the currently closed pedestrian bridge has begun. SDOT personnel onsite told us they expect the job to be finished by the start of next week (January 12)!