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


Northwest Queen Anne

Queen Anne might have more stairways than any other Seattle neighborhood, and different parts of the hill have very distinctive looks and feel. (For a complete, whimsical map of all the stairs of Queen Anne, check out Thomas Horton's map, available at the Queen Anne Historical Society website.) To accomodate all this variety, we put together three separate stairway walks that track the highlights in each sector. This route covers the northwest quadrant of Queen Anne hill.

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Where exactly in Queen Anne are the stairs with the slide next to it? Is the slide safe to use?

May 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

The stairs with the slide next to it (picture 3 in the slide series above) are located just down the sidewalk from the corner of 12th Avenue W and W Howe Street. There's a sign there at the corner that reads "Southwest Queen Anne Greenbelt."

The last time we visited, there was a very rough "use trail" at the bottom of these stairs that meandered on down the slope. This trail isn't pedestrian-friendly, and it seems clear that the stairs were built as part of the slide structure - the way to hoof it back up for another run.

May 21, 2013 | Registered CommenterJake Jaramillo

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