One of the great things about Seattle is the availability of and access to outdoor recreation opportunities. If you like to hike, you'll find many wonderful trails with an hour or two of the city. Here are my recommendations for guide books that cover hikes and hiking trails located in and around Seattle, Washington.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region is part of The Mountaineers Books' new series of Washington hiking guides. Designed and written with the needs of hikers in mind, this guide is small enough to tuck into your pack or big pocket, yet it's crammed full of useful trail information, maps, charts, and descriptions. Individual trail entries begin with a chart that summarizes the difficulty, round-trip mileage, elevation gain, high point, and best season details for each hike. "Quick Guide" charts, found near the beginning of each book, list best hikes for such categories as families, to lakes, along creeks and rivers, for waterfall viewing, and for solitude.