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

* Seattle Channel's City Stream: Seattle Stairways (2016) 

* 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


Solstice Park

This Seattle stairs route, like the Fauntleroy and Morgan Junction stairway walk in the book, takes place in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle. It's considerably shorter though, at just over a mile long. The loop turns back toward the starting place at Solstice Park, which features a massive astronomical construction of stone and earth - West Seattle's Stonehenge. For some interesting information and history about this very cool little park, check out the Seattle Parks link here.

A pause before turning down the Ida Street stairs; a neighbor has placed a small bench alongside the stairway

Graceful Solstice Park stairway

A solstice sunset predictor: line up the trench with the stone tablet beyond




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Reader Comments (3)

I did this walk recently (January) with friends, had a great time. Winter is a good time, with better views through the leafless trees. Will have to come back on soltice to see everything lined up. Combined this with the longer walk (really, did you count all 359 steps?) to Lincoln park. Perfect amount of exercise to burn off the pizza and beer afterwards.

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We liked that the walk through the alley gave us inspiration for our own yard/garden. What beautiful homes. We walked through the park, then went down to the P-Patch. The sun was just about to set, so the time was perfect! Thanks for the great walk!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKGH

Just finished the walk. We had a great time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this contribution to our community! We would never explore areas like this without such an invitation.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEthan Smith

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