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Nature in the City Seattle

Mountaineers Books


by Kathryn True and Maria Dolan

Chock-full of things to see and do, Nature in the City: Seattle is an indispensable resource for discovering not only Seattle's best-loved natural sites, but also its wildest and least-known corners, including the surrounding areas of Renton, Vashon, and Bainbridge Islands.



  • Packed with short day trips in Seattle the whole family will love
  • Pressed for time? Find "Quick Trips" that take less than one hour to complete
  • Includes "Fast Facts" and pertinent sidebars about Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods
  • Trips are identified by location, and how long they take to complete, and by a "when to go" suggestion to help readers decide which trip is best for a particular day or season.


Author Kathryn TRUE and Maria Dolan
Title Nature in the City: Seattle : Walks, Hikes, Wildlife, Natural Wonders
Edition 0
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publication Date July 1, 2003
Pages 285
Format Paperback
ISBN-13 978-0898868791


"I'll be carrying this along next time I visit the Emerald City." (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

"Maria Dolan and Kathryn True's Nature in the City: Seattle is a treasure map to Seattle's wild and not so wild places. And like a treasure map, it entices you to find the riches of the city. It is a book you will take on kayak tours, walking rambles, bike rides and even up the Space Needle. It is a book that will give you a fresh perspective on Seattle." (The Seattle Times)

"Seattle residents need not go far to see wildlife, water, and unusual plants. They'll find it close to home by following Nature in the City: Seattle... Maps, photos and drawings accompany a comprehensive text where even longtime residents can learn something new." (Doug Esser, Associated Press)

"Nature in the City: Seattle is a one-stop source of outdoor-minded entertainment." (Idaho Statesman)