Discover your wild backyard. Come take a slideshow trail tour around Olympia, Shelton, South Thurston County, and Harstine Island with award winning guidebook author Craig
Romano. Urban Trails: Olympia focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within and around the urban and suburban areas of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Shelton—as well as the area’s
rural fringe. In Urban Trails: Olympia you’ll also find detailed information on Harstine Island’s beautiful parks as well as on the sprawling Capitol State Forest’s excellent network of trails.
You’ll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, wildflower dotted prairies, historic sites, and vibrant communities.
Trails perfect for easy or all day hikes, short or long runs, and refreshing walks. Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having penned twenty books covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage.