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


Replacement Stairways - Cedar Park Route

New stairway at the top; note the bicycle runnels on the leftWe previously alerted readers here that the Cedar Park stairway walk route (Chapter 4, "Cedar Park and the Burke-Gilman Trail") is temporarily blocked by construction of replacements for the two stairways between NE 42nd Street and the Burke-Gilman Trail. The one at the top, just off NE 42nd Street, was completed and opened several weeks ago. The stairway at the bottom, the final link down to the Burke-Gilman Trail, has been awaiting completion.

We went over there today (Monday, March 25), and met a couple of workers at the bottom stairway. The good news is, they told us it would be opened once temporary handrails are installed - almost certainly by Tuesday. 

With the exception of the closed stairway, which we bypassed via NE 125th Street, we completed the main route today (there's a shorter option in the book too). The beautiful Spring weather makes for a gorgeous walk, and it looks like this key link in the route is open at last! The views of the lake from different parts along the route are especially nice this time of year, just before the deciduous trees leaf out.

Here's a slideshow that includes some photos of today's construction work. 

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