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


Mount Baker

Among Seattle stairs, the Dose Terrace steps are one of the classics. This stairway features an inlaid brass sign at the top, an ornate wedding cake-like balcony near the bottom and fantastic views across Lake Washington. This Seattle stairway walk starts with a flourish, but it continues on a series of high notes, carrying into beautiful Colman Park before turning into the residential neighborhood. There you'll encounter more cool stairways, and scenic and historical highlights at every turn: Bradner Gardens Park; the East Portal Viewpoint; and Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint.

The slideshow marked by the "www" icon includes additional pictorial content referenced in the book; see more pictures and a side-trip suggestion below the slideshow.


We love Bradner Gardens Park! It has so many working parts - P-Patch; demonstration garden; nice views of downtown; an incredible log sculpture depicting the life-cycle of salmon (including a kingfisher eating a fry). Check out the amazing unisex bathroom!

Photo by Joyce Moty
Bradner bathroom mosaic artists: Liz, Joyce, and Gyda (Photo by Clair Cloquitt)

Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint is a highlight of this walk; from here you can see Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains through the gap left by the Dearborn Regrade (partially hidden by tree on right)

From the start of this route, it's a 0.9 mile one-way side trip over to the Horton Street stairs, which feature a water-spouting gargoyle at the bottom (rainy days only)! Check out the picture here.

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IslandWood is an environmental education non-profit on Bainbridge Island. Seattle elementary schools visit our campus for one week to stay at the "School in the Woods." During their stay, their awareness of flora and fauna is often heightened, and they return to the "city" ready to find the natural world in their everyday life. This blog is a stellar example of doing just that!

a very beautiful place. I would like to go there. I really like walking around the entertaining corners of our land

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