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


Alki from Above

The face of Duwamish Bluff in North Admiral is laced with multiple stairways and narrow, leafy lanes that wind steeply down towards Alki Beach. On this stairway walk you'll stroll a "boardwalk" next to the beach, with great views of the Olympics and Sound and lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. Then you'll turn back up through the neighborhood, where one of those patented "hidden" Seattle stairways takes you back up the bluff. You'll cross over a cool 30s-era concrete bridge, where you can look down into forested Schmitz Park Preserve and its creek, flowing far below. The Preserve is one of just two remaining old-growth forests in Seattle, and a set of switchbacking timber steps take you down to explore it. 

The slideshow marked with the "www" icon contains extra pictorial content referenced in the book. See additional pictures below that.




Group walk: a stretch of leafy lane down the bluff

Two flights of the 53rd Avenue stairs

To the Bonair Street stairs

View from the 56th Avenue stairs, heading back up the bluff

The 1936 Schmitz Park Bridge was an innovation in its time

Seattle City Parks' trail map reveals a delightful network of trails, streams and ravines

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