Backpacking Oregon From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow  by Douglas Lorain

Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow Guide Book

by Douglas Lorain (Wilderness Press)
Backpacking Oregon From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow  by Douglas Lorain
Backpacking Oregon details the premier backpacking opportunities across the Beaver State. Each of the 29 trips (plus 16 bonus ones) described here provides a scenic escape whether you have three days or two weeks. Enjoy some of the continent’s best scenery along the world-famous Oregon coast or visit the stunning mix of white granite peaks, sparkling lakes and streams, alpine meadows, and attractive forests of the Wallowa Mountains. Explore the peaks of Mount Hood and the Three Sisters in the High Cascades and the gaping chasm of Hells Canyon where you might choose, spectacular scenery and superb vistas await. All existing trips are fully up-to-date, and three new ones take you through some of the most isolated parts of the Wallowa Mountains and the Three Sisters Wilderness. Discover impressive old-growth forests and secluded wilderness lakes, a long alpine ridgeline with spectacular views, and a deep, river-carved wilderness canyon.

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Trails from the "Backpacking Oregon: From Rugged Coastline to Mountain Meadow" Guide Book
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Tucked away in a lesser used corner of the Wallowa Mountains, this loop provides an excellent opportunity for experienced hikers to explore some outstanding country, see plenty of wildlife, and enjoy ...
Wallowa, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 39
Backpackers who want a taste of what the Old Cascades used to be like will enjoy this loop through the Opal Creek and Bull of the Woods wilderness areas. The massive trees along Opal Creek drew nation ...
Salem, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 41
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Close proximity to Portland and a wealth of easily accessible attractions ensure that dayhikers will always dominate the trails of the Columbia River Gorge. For those willing to invest more time in ex ...
Hood River, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 39
Until recently, almost no one in Oregon had heard of the Pueblo Mountains. If you told someone you were going to “the Pueblos” they assumed you were driving to the American Southwest to check out old ...
Fields, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
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The high, snowy ridge of Diamond Peak rises impressively over the lush forests and quiet lakes south of Willamette Pass. Despite easy access and beautiful scenery, the wilderness surrounding this moun ...
Oakridge, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 27
Here is yet another remarkably beautiful loop hike through the spectacular Wallowa Mountains. The focus here is on the southeast part of the range. As is true everywhere in these mountains, this trip ...
Baker City, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 38
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The jagged spine of the Elkhorn Range rises dramatically above Baker City and the Powder River Valley. Strangely, although countless thousands of people drive past these impressive peaks on Interstate ...
Baker City, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
For lovers of canyon scenery and wildflowers, the Bench Trail through Hells Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. Following a mid-canyon route about halfway between the river and the Summit Ridge, t ...
Imnaha, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 63
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Of the three long trails in Hells Canyon described in this guide, the Western Rim Trail is the most comfortable for backpackers. There are comparatively few steep ups and downs here since the path fol ...
Imnaha, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 53
Tucked away on the east side of Owyhee Reservoir is a land of striking beauty. In the dry canyons of this desert country are a collection of oddly shaped rock pinnacles, towers, and cliffs painted in ...
Jordan Valley, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
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This is one of several classic loop hikes in the Wallowa Mountains. Like the others, this one includes all the major attractions of this wonderful range. There are mountain lakes, high alpine passes, ...
LaGrande, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 43
Although this western third of the Eagle Cap Wilderness is easier for most Oregonians to reach, who drive from the populous Willamette Valley, it receives far fewer visitors than the central portion o ...
Cove, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 35
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The south half of the Three Sisters Wilderness has a totally different character than the north. There are no tall peaks, no glaciers, few meadows, and only limited views. What the hiker will discover ...
Sunriver, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24
The Pacific Crest Trail traces the entire mountainous backbone of Oregon. Along the way it visits most of the scenic highlights of the Cascade Range. Most hikers rank the section through the Mount Jef ...
Detroit, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 44
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This wonderful hike has a split personality. The first part travels through the wild canyon of the North Umpqua River, where the highlights are old-growth forests, towering waterfalls, columnar basalt ...
Diamond Lake, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 46
For the most part, Highway 101 closely hugs the Oregon shoreline, rarely out of sight of the ocean. Between Bandon and Port Orford, however, the highway takes an inland course miles away from the beac ...
Bandon, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 29
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This popular stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail packs a lot of scenic variety in a small area. From beaches and tidepools to dense forests and high viewpoints this trip has it all. Add a dose of histor ...
Seaside, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 31
Southern Oregon’s Rogue River has earned a special place in the hearts of whitewater rafters. The 40-mile float trip from Grave Creek to Illahe is one of the most popular in the country, and it’s easy ...
Wolf Creek, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 40
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The Three Sisters Wilderness is the most visited wilderness area in Oregon, so it’s not surprising that hikers sometimes have a hard time finding uncrowded trails. But solitude-loving pedestrians need ...
Elk Lake, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 42
The Siskiyou Mountains are unique. Nowhere else in the world is there a similar combination of converging climatic zones, merging geographic regions, and rare soils. The unusual east-west orientation ...
Medford, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37
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