60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Portland  by Paul Gerald

288pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897325125

With 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland as your guide, you have dozens of places to hike to your heart's content, and all within an hour's drive or less. The Portland area may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but there are still plenty of super hiking options, including short hikes, long hikes, hikes for kids, urban hikes, rural hikes, wildlife hikes, historic hikes, and many others. Whether you live in Portland or the surrounding area, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland provides you with the information you need to choose the perfect day hike, including maps, directions, trail lengths, hiking times, and a wealth of detail about the trail itself.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.
... Preview: There’s a reason for all the parking at this trailhead: It’s one of the more accessible hikes in the region, with a gentle grade to a spectacular lookout point above the Columbia River. It also connec ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This trail visits two worlds not ordinarily seen: the upper reaches of a volcano and the edge of what they call the “blast zone.” Without too much climbing, you can stand in a wonderful old-growth for ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: Unless you’re uncomfortable about being among naked people, this is one place you should absolutely visit; and even if you do dislike the disrobed, just avoid the bathhouses. The hike isn’t much o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Mount Hood National Forest, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: There’s a great view of Mount Hood at the top, along with a one-way car-shuttle option that ends at Timberline Lodge, but this convenient, not-too-tough hike is all about the forest, traversing some o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Elkhorn, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: It’s a long drive on a bumpy road. And parts of the hike up are rather dull. So why hike Battle Ax? Three reasons: one of the greatest views among all the hikes in this whole book, few fellow hikers, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Battle Ax, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: One of the most recognized symbols of the Columbia River Gorge, Beacon Rock is also a fascinating, if short, hiking experience—and it’s not even all this Washington State Park has to offer. There’s al ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: There are several ways to reach the summit of Silver Star Mountain—this is the longest and toughest path to climb, and possibly the hardest to reach. But it is without question the most entertaining o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Bare Mountain, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: With its combination of old-growth majesty and New Age spirituality, the area around Breitenbush Hot Springs is one of the most serene and inspiring places in Oregon. The trails are plentiful and (mos ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Battle Ax, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This is like two great hikes in one. Choose an easy stroll through old-growth forest past rhododendrons to two beautiful lakes, or a more challenging climb to a fire lookout tower with a panoramic vie ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Clackamas County, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This is one of the newest trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and it’s easy to see why it has become so popular. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia from high up on the hill or just 200 fe ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
North Bonneville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This park offers everything you’d want from the Oregon coast: old-growth forest; secluded beaches; cliff-top views; and wildlife on land, wing, and water. You’ve got three options from the trailhead, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Cape Lookout, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Imagine standing high atop a windswept, flower-covered meadow, with the sea and the coast spread out below you and not a tree to block the view. Or imagine peeking into a hidden cove where sea lions b ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Cape Lookout, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: For ten months of the year, there’s really no reason to go to Catherine Creek, but in April and May, there’s no better place to be, for Catherine Creek at that time is wildflower heaven. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
White Salmon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: For about 10 months of the year there’s really no reason to go to Catherine Creek, but in April and May there’s no better place to be, for Catherine Creek at that time is wildflower heaven, with close ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Unless you’re spending the night, you might spend more time in the car than on the trail for this one. But the view from the top of Chinidere Mountain is more than worth the drive, and Wahtum Lake is ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Convenient, not too tough, and not terribly long, Clackamas River Trail is a great way to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery among old trees and along a beautiful river. With only one car, do an ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Battle Ax, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Though it’s not the toughest trail in this book, it is the highest—right up into the realm of the mountain climber. But while you’ll be in the world of rock and snow, you won’t wear yourself out getti ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Barlow Pass, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Let’s say it’s springtime, at least according to the calendar, but Portland is socked-in and wet. Go east, young hiker!—to the high and dry lands of the Columbia River Gorge, where flowers bloom, bird ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: This is a long drive, best done as part of a day at the coast, and there is just about nothing to this hike. If it weren’t for the suspension bridge it crosses, nobody would ever hike it. But what a b ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland"
McMinnville, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5