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
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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


Autumn in Madrona

Last weekend Jake's cousin and his companion visited from the Bay Area. It was sunny and cool - perfect weather for an Autumn stairway walk, so we decided to head out on the Madrona route (Chapter 8). 

A view of Lake Washington from 37th Avenue

For more views, click on the slides below:


Fremont: Rebuilt Stairways and Fall Views

This weekend Cathy tagged along with a Meetup group that specializes in following the routes detailed in Seattle Stairway Walks. On a blustery Sunday morning about 15 people gathered near the Theo Chocolate factory/HQ, then set out for the scenic byways of Fremont (see Chapter 2).


Two of the stairways along the route have been completely rebuilt, at N 45th Street near Fremont Peak Park and at N 43rd Street, heading up to Greenwood Avenue N. Here are interesting before-and-after views:

Here are some additional colorful views from the route. Most pictures were taken on the day of the walk but a few were taken a couple of days later, after the weather had cleared.