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While avid hikers will have plenty to argue about concerning the sins of omission, it's hard to argue with the inclusion of Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail, Whatcom Pass in the North Cascades, Image Lake in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and the Olympics' High Divide. These represent some of the most spectacular hikes in North America. The downside is that you're not likely to find solitude in such places, no matter how remote. But there are 95 more trails to choose from, many of similar scenic beauty and slightly less fame.
The organization and detail in this book are amazing. They really provide lots of information to help select and prepare for going on the best hikes in the area. Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. Orr
The "descriptions" are weird, off-topic rants about unrelated topics. It has reprinted reviews from before major road and trail changes - so really out of date and kind of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stefanie R.
If you enjoy the outdoors in Washington state this book has some good trails. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a hiking trail.Published 8 months ago by Don Isenhart
I've hiked most of these trails but found the write ups worthless. They are so short as to be worthless.Published 12 months ago by Robert J McLaurin
Please note that I am writing this review based on only one hike - the Chelan Lakeshore Trail. I have hiked this trail on two occasions, the last time just this Memorial Weekend. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SpokaneMan
Ack, where is the overview map, showing the hike locations, in the Kindle version? It's a real challenge to use this book without it! :(Published 15 months ago by hiker
Having hiked a large number of trails in this guide before buying it and then hiking it's recommendations exclusively for a summer I'm shocked by how many folks don't like this... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Arc82
Loved this, very detailed and helpful for finding hidden and beautiful trails! Would suggest this book to anyone interested in hiking Washington.Published 19 months ago by Athena Lindsey
If the underlying reason for publishing this book was to secretly deter people from hiking... well it works. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Charlie1