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


Eastlake, North Capital Hill, and Portage Bay

This stairway walk carries you from the top of Capitol Hill down to the edge of Eastlake, before heading back up the hill and over to Portage Bay. As Seattle stairs go, this is the route with the mostest: you'll get a chance to climb the longest stairway in Seattle, the Howe Street stairs, though on this route they don't come all at once - and there's an optional shortcut too. Of course, you can do all 388 steps in one go, if you want to.

Note that the "www" icon above the slideshow indicates extra content that's referred to in the book. 

This view across Lake Union is from Streissguth Gardens, an early highlight along the route, just off the Blaine Street stairs 

Colonnade Mountain Bike Skills Park, shown in the slideshow above, is a very special park. It's located just below the Blaine and Howe Street stairways and directly under the freeway. You can view a video of Colonnade riders exercising their considerable mountain biking skills here

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Reader Comments (3)

This is my work commute (I live on North Capitol Hill and work on Eastlake). Sometimes I take Howe, sometimes Blaine. It's great daily exercise and you can watch the seasons change.

March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErik

I'm training for The Big Climb on the Howe St. steps with girlfriends. We get a great workout, great views and fun with friends every week!

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did this walk on Saturday - great views, a fabulous way to show off the city to visitors. Thanks!

February 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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