Step out and smell the roses…the Rosa nutkana or Nootka roses, that is! In Peter Stekel’s Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington, you’ll find trails that will lead you to the Rosa nutkana, a wild rose native to Western North America, as well as many other wildflowers. The book shares 40+ hikes in 9 Western Washington regions that showcase the diverse blooms found throughout the year. A handy Trail Finder lists the best wildflower hikes with views, lakes, waterfalls, in addition to those for parents with children, history lovers, and budding geologists. Each hike has a map, quick summary, and logistics like distance, difficulty, time, trail surface, best season to view the wildflowers, permits required, and available services nearby. A detailed description of the hike follows with photos and other nearby hiking options. The Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington is your guide to exploring the blossom beauty of the Evergreen State.