Learn about specific routes in these helpful guidebooks:
Eastside Seattle Walks – my guidebook to 20+ routes that explore nature, history, and public art in communities across Seattle's eastern suburbs. Learn more about the book on this site and click the link to buy it on Amazon.
Urban Trails: Eastside – This guide may be of more interest to hikers than city walkers, but it provides a good introduction to paved and natural-surface trails across the eastern suburbs in Seattle.
Walk Mercer Island -- An in-depth guide to the trails in this Lake Washington community.
14 Shorter Trail Walks in and around Newcastle – A detailed guide to the natural hiking trails and local history in Newcastle, WA and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Enhance your walk with information and photos of local history presented in these books:
Lake Washington The Eastside Images of America
Bellevue: Post World War II Years
Bothell Images of America
Slough of Memories- Recollections of Life in Bothell, Kenmore, North Creek, Woodinville
Issaquah Images of America
Early Kirkland Images of America and A Look to the Past: Kirkland
Medina Images of America
Mercer Island Images of America
Redmond Images of America
Lake Sammamish Through Time
Woodinville Images of America
And explore the resources offered by these nonprofit organizations:
4Culture (King County Arts)