This beautiful, full-color guidebook features 64 of the best waterfall hikes in Oregon, with another 19 honorable mentions. From the Coast Range to the Cascades, along with the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, you can explore those special places where water cascades over cliffs. Some waterfalls are remote while others are just a short hike from the trailhead, some are gentle trickles and others are roaring giants. Yet all of them offer a peaceful escape and are worth seeking out.
Oregon is famous for its incredible scenery and this guide will lead you to some of the most enjoyable locations. This beautiful, full-color guidebook features 64 of the best waterfall hikes in the Beaver State, with another 19 honorable mentions. From the Coast Range to the Cascades, along with the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, you can explore those special places where water cascades over cliffs. Some waterfalls are remote while others are just a short hike from the trailhead, some are gentle trickles and others are roaring giants. Yet all of them offer a peaceful escape and are worth seeking out.
A native of the Northwest, Douglas Lorain spends more than 150 days each year hiking Oregon's trails. The author of several outdoor guidebooks to the region, Lorain's scenic photographs have been published in numerous magazines, calendars, and books. Not one to be deterred from the great outdoors, in his lifetime Lorain has hiked more than 32,000 miles, and has been charged by a grizzly bear, bitten by a rattlesnake, and shot at by a hunter while on the trail. He lives in Portland, OR.What makes a trail a classic hike? Outstanding scenery, says Doug Lorain, especially good views. Add in mountain lakes and waterfalls. Sprinkle with wildflowers, old-growth forests, wildlife sightings, and interesting geologic features. All of the hikes Lorain has selected boast at least two of these attributes, and often more. These are simply the best hikes the state of Oregon has to offer. Lorain should know; he's logged more than 16,000 Oregon hiking miles in his boots.In the 2nd editionof 100 Classic Hikes: Oregon Lorain presents a mix of the most popular trails and lesser-known gems throughout the entire state, including 9 brand new hikes. Trailheads are easily accessible; trails are well established. They range from short, easy strolls suitable for children and grandparents to longer backpacking trips for experienced hikers.
Discover more than 200 waterfalls throughout Oregon and Washington's most scenic, unique, and diverse landscapes. Photographer David L. Anderson has hiked many miles of the Pacific Coast, Oregon Cascades, Washington Cascades, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington to find these regions' most spectacular waterfalls. Overview chapters on Pacific Northwest climate, geology, photography, and basic hiking tips prepare readers for their treks to the falls, while each of the falls' descriptions includes directions for how to get there; the USGS topographic map quad; hike distance; falls' source, height, and volume; and suggestions for the best time of year to visit. Regional maps showing the locations of each of the falls are also included. Distances range from easy walks of a few hundred yards to strenuous 10-mile hikes, to accommodate any level of hiking ability. 50 maps, 100 black & white photographs, index.
This pocket guide documents the best trails around Portland from urban walks to gorgeous waterfall hikes. Also included are hikes that explore the magnificent Columbia River National Scenic Area and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Southwest Washington. Concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps detail each of the 28 hikes. Whether hikers want to experience an easy stroll along the banks of the Willamette River, enjoy the immense beauty of a natural waterfall, or climb to a windswept summit, Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Oregon will help them get on track.
Hike some of the most famous trails in the world, with the region's top guides right by your side. This official book celebrates the trails of the Pacific Northwest with stunning photography, maps, rarely seen archival photos, and information-packed text by top regional hiking authors that brings the history of the trails to life. The backcountry of the Pacific Northwest covers millions of acres of wild lands protected within vast national parks, provincial parks, and wilderness areas--and thousands of miles of trails, including the Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, and Trans Canada Trails. This is a must-have for anyone who dreams of summiting peaks in North America's most beloved region.
Southern Oregon Hiking Trails: "The Applegate." Applegate Lake Area; Applegate Valley Area and Beyond; and the Jacksonville Area. Location names. Trail names. Directions to the trail heads. Distances. Elevations. Location Maps. CalTopo topographic maps. Few anecdotes. Mostly just the trails, the trail heads, how to get to them AND the photos to entice you. Trails from Easy to Moderate to Difficult. You be the judge. Look at the maps. Look at the photos. Find some trails. You won't find a more complete or more comprehensive printed guide or collection of trails for The Applegate Valleys Area anywhere. Go take a hike!! Or bag a few summits. Happy Trails to YOU! jk