Live near the Emerald City or traveling there soon? Then you must get the recently released Third Edition of Falcon Guides Best Hikes Seattle. Whether you’re looking for a view of the city skyline along the Alki Beach Trail or a view of the wildflowers on the trail to Surprise Lake or the epic views of Mount Rainer from the strenuous Mason Lake and Mount Defiance hike, this book has it covered. Listing 42 hikes within an hour’s drive of Seattle, Peter Stekel clearly outlines all the need-to-know details: directions, distance, hiking time, difficulty rating, trail surface, trail maps, and more. A handy Trail Finder at the beginning of the book provides a quick reference to selecting a hike based on the best hikes for those with children, backpackers, training, wildflower viewing, weekday hikes to avoid the crown, historical hikes, and those with views. Enticing photos throughout the book tempt readers to get out and explore in Falcon Guides Best Hikes Seattle.