Eastern Washington offers everything from sagebrush steppe and desert-like expanses to golden woodlands and lush forests. Its attractions range from the very large (the thunderous 186 feet of cascading water at Palouse Falls) to the rather small (the rare Okanogan fameflower). Hiking in eastern Washington, you'll share the wilderness with elusive lynx, impressive bighorn sheep, cougars, bears, wolves, mountain caribou, and yes, the occasional rattlesnake.
Close to the population centers of Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Lewiston-Clarkston, Republic, and Colville, these hikes make ideal getaways for locals, as well as destinations worth the drive for those looking to escape western Washington's dreary rains. Day Hiking: Eastern Washington
125 hikes, each rated for quality and difficulty
Detailed route descriptions and easy-to-follow driving directions
Helpful topographical trail maps
Quick reference icons for birdwatching, wildflowers, waterfalls, old-growth, fishing, historical interest, kid-friendly, or dog-friendly
At-a-glance hike overview chart
Hike extension suggestions for those who want a longer outing
Info on flora and fauna, natural and human history, and more
About the Authors:
Rich Landers is the outdoors editor for the Spokesman Review
. Craig Romano is an avid hiker, runner, writer, and trail advocate. Between the two of them, they have authored more than ten guidebooks to the Pacific Northwest.
Features: Paperback. 2013. 384 pp. Many black and white photos, trail maps, and index. 6.75 x 9 x 0.75 in.