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


South Magnolia

Casual visitors cruise Magnolia Boulevard to admire the big, immaculate homes sitting atop the bluff, and take in their astounding views of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound. This stairway walk, however, shows you a lot more. You'll go up and down Magnolia's two hills and across the valley in-between, taking a route well off the beaten path to discover the surprising variety of this great neighborhood.

The "www" icon marking the slideshow indicates that it contains the additional content that is referenced in the book. For even more scenes from this tour of Seattle stairs, scroll below the slideshow.

The Glenmont Lane stairs, first stairway on the route: old streetcar track used as handrails

From the Glenmont stairway you head east on Perkins Lane; the bluff looming above is heavily shored up, and seems to be constantly leaking!

Some private stairs on Perkins Lane

A birds' eye view, at Eyers Place W

Zooming in on the Space Needle, from Ella Bailey Park

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Reader Comments (2)

I love Magnolia and I think there's a classic beauty with old steps. I was in Italy in the summer of 2011 and absolutely loved the old architecture. I guess that what gives me an appreciation for your pics.

You need to post these to Pinterest!

This was another fantastic walk. Would never have discovered places like Perkins Lane on our own. Thanks!

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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