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

Entries in Feet First (9)


Feet First's Stairway Art and Photo Contest

Mary Magenta's "Deadhorse Canyon, Rainier Beach"Stairway art was the focus at Feet First headquarters Thursday night, April 4th. As part of Stairway Walks Day back in February - when 300 people simultaneously walked one of 15 stairway routes around Seattle and environs - walkers were encouraged to create stairway art. Last night was the big night for display and judging of about a dozen works, in a variety of media, in conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. See the slideshow below for glimpses of two more pieces and their artists. (Apologies for the unflattering photography. Our regular photographer, Cathy, wasn't available.)


Join Feet First!

UPDATE: Stairway Walks Day was a huge success! Check our Walks and Events Page for future group stairway walk opportunities!

Feet First, the walking advocacy nonprofit, is the organization behind Stairway Walks Day. Feet First is a membership organization, supported by people who value walking and neighborhood walkability. One aspect of Feet First's activities is leading walks around Seattle and the region. These walks are geared to help residents get to know their own and other people's neighborhoods better, and have lots of fun doing it. Feet First relies on volunteer Neighborhood Walk Ambassadors to lead these walks; some of them are pictured below, getting ready for Stairway Walks Day!  

First Supper: Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors (photo: Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien)Here's a thumbnail sketch of what the (small) staff and volunteers at Feet First do: they advocate with legislative and other governing bodies across the state for better walking conditions; raise awareness of walking by publishing walking maps and leading neighborhood walks all over; and they work to increase the number of students walking safely to school, with their "Safe Routes to School" program.

In short, Feet First is a great organization to support with your membership! You can get this cool T-shirt if you join at the $30 level now through February, when the T-shirt swag reverts to the higher membership levels only. To find out more, check out the Feet First link over on the right.

Check out our link to Feet First for more info on how to get this cool T-shirt! (photo: Cathy Jaramillo)