60 Hikes within 60 Miles Portland  by Paul Gerald

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Portland  by Paul Gerald
Each hike contains a brief overview of the trail, a description of the route from start to finish, key at-a-glance information—from the trail’s distance and configuration to contacts for local information—GPS trailhead coordinates, and directions for driving to the trailhead area. Each profile also includes a map (see “Trail Maps,” previous page) and elevation profile (if the elevation gain is 100 feet or more). Many hike profiles also include notes on nearby activities.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.

As you drive out I-84, you can actually see Angels Rest, a flat-topped rock outcropping sticking out over the road at the end of a ridge. What looks like a building on top is in fact a clump of trees. ...
Bridal Veil, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
As soon as you start walking, stay straight at an unsigned junction, and you’ll get your first glimpse of the contrasts ahead when you’ve walked only 500 feet on this trail. At this point you’ll be at ...
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
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It seems that everybody in the area knows about Bagby, even those who have never been here. The name itself seems to stand for something about life in the Pacific Northwest: soothing, relaxing, a retr ...
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
There are more-spectacular hikes in the Mount Hood area, but none offers the same combination of solitude and old-growth beauty. It’s also perfect for a picnic or just a dose of sunshine, in a high-al ...
Barlow Pass, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.0
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Let’s start with the road, because there’s a chance that when you mentioned Battle Ax Mountain or Elk Lake to friends, they told you they had their teeth rattled out of their heads while driving up th ...
Detroit, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
Beacon Rock got its name on Halloween 1805, when William Clark described it in his journal. It was originally called Beaten Rock because of the weather, but apparently something got crossed up in tran ...
Stevenson, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Epic That’s the word that always comes to mind when I think of this hike. By the end of the (long, often hot) day, you’ll feel like you’ve been on an adventure. And as you sit atop Silver Star, with ...
Yacolt, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
Like a refuge of tranquility amid a sea of logging operations, the area along the South Fork Breitenbush River is often described with words like peaceful and magical The hot-springs resort (see Nea ...
Detroit, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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This trail has it all. Come in late June, as soon as the snow has cleared, and enjoy a mind-boggling display of rhododendrons among the old-growth forest on the way to Pansy Lake. (Bring bug repellent ...
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.0
This trail has been sort of emerging for years: from off-limits private property to conservation struggle to informal trails to finally full-on U.S. Forest Service– approved design and maintenance. (Y ...
Skamania County, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
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When you park at this trailhead, you’ll have three options to choose from, and it’s all downhill from here. Of course, you’ll have to come back uphill to get to your car, but even the 800-foot cli ...
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
At the start, you might think you’ve got it made, because it’s all downhill and steep— it loses about 500 feet in the first 0.5 mile. Too bad you have to walk back up at the end of the hike. The f ...
Otis, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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There isn’t much to this hike, physically speaking. In fact, you could knock out the paved and wheelchair-accessible section below the road in about 15 minutes. It’s really all about the flowers and t ...
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
On that rare nice day in early spring—nice meaning it’s not pouring—when you want to get out and do some hiking, here you’ll find fairy slipper orchids and Clackamas lilies in bloom. And if it’s blazi ...
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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If you want to get way, way up there, this is your hike. In the days before Timberline Lodge and the road to it were built, Cooper Spur was the standard climbing route to Mount Hood’s 11,239-foot summ ...
Parkdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
Standing at the trailhead, looking up at Coyote Wall, you might feel a bit intimidated. Fear not, for the way is gradual and the work rewarding. Just walk around the gate, and follow the old road alon ...
Bingen, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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This is probably the most popular of the real hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge—“real” meaning it requires some real effort. But with an easy-access trailhead, great views of the river, and su ...
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
Eagle Creek is easily one of the classic and most popular hikes in Oregon. It’s easy to get to, is easy to hike, and traverses a deep, forested canyon filled with waterfalls. With that in mind, st ...
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.0
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If I were to tell you there’s a place where you can skip through meadows and over creeks, picking berries all the way, and wind up in a flower-filled wonderland with a snow-covered peak above it, and ...
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.0
The trail starts out flat through forest that’s less than 60 years old, passing among huckle berry, Oregon grape, and Douglas-fir. Not much to see here, but at least you don’t have to work hard. A hun ...
Bare Mountain, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
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