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Moon Take a Hike Seattle

75 Hikes within Two Hours of the City

Third Edition, April 2013
Pages: 256

Price: $16.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612385341

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612385358

Beautiful lakes, sparkling bays, rugged peaks, lush hills, and countless islands comprise the outlying area of the bustling city of Seattle. There is such stunning scenery around the city that hiking in Seattle is more than a trek around town. Scott Leonard shows you the best hikes in and around Seattle—all within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Leonard has all the bases covered.

Let Moon show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the Olympic Peninsula, across Puget Sound, and up to the Cascade Mountains, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Seattle.

What’s inside Moon Take a Hike Seattle

Enjoy the very best of Seattle Hiking with these itineraries:
    • Best for Berry Picking
    • Best for Easy Hikes
    • Best Kid-Friendly Hikes
    • Best Hikes to Lakes
    • Best Strenuous Hikes
    • Best for Waterfalls
    • Best for Wildflowers
Discover the best hiking spots in:
    • Puget Sound
    • Olympic Peninsula
    • Mountain Loop Highway
    • Highway 2
    • Interstate 90
    • Mount Rainier

Scott Leonard spent his childhood summers and falls fishing, skiing, and hunting in the Oregon outdoors. He began hiking and backpacking when he started college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He fell in love with the wilderness areas of Washington—and has never grown tired of pounding out miles of trail.

After college, Scott spent several years building and maintaining trails, and teaching others to do the same. He spent a year researching and hiking for Moon Washington Hiking, and yet another summer on Moon Take a Hike Seattle—never has a job been so easy to get up for each morning.

In addition to writing, Scott works as an attorney in Portland, Oregon, where he has a successful criminal defense practice.