Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon Guide Book

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Oregon  by Lizann Dunegan

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762725710

Located on the banks of the Willamette River, surrounded by scenic forested hills, and presided over by spectacular Mount Hood, Portland boasts an abundance of hiking opportunities through a variety of natural landscapes. This guide offers concise descriptions and detailed maps for 28 of the best short, easy-to-follow trails within a ninety-minute drive of the city. View Portland’s skyline while strolling along the banks of the Willamette, enjoy shimmering waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, or climb to Sherrard Point to see five prominent volcanoes, including Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.
... Preview: This 0.9-mile easy ramble takes you on a tour of two trails in Bridal Veil Falls State Park in the Columbia River Gorge. You’ll begin on the Overlook Loop Trail, which offers commanding views of the C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: This beautiful river trail takes you on a mystical journey through pockets of mossy old-growth forest that will astound you. This trail hides immense Douglas fir and western red cedar giants and offer ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This route follows the shores of the swift-running Deschutes River in Deschutes River State Park and then hooks up with the doubletrack rail-trail that takes you back to your starting point. The hik ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
The Dalles, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This trail through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area leads through a deep, scenic canyon carved by bubbling Eagle Creek and shaded by a canopy of oak, bigleaf maple, and cedar. Along the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade is an urban adventure that gives you a different perspective of Portland’s vibrant waterfront. This 1.7-mile-long promenade hugs the east bank of the Willamette River, wh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This hike takes you on a tour of stunning Elowah Falls and McCord Creek Falls in John B. Yeon State Park in the Columbia River Gorge. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Hagg Lake Trail passes through open meadows and oak woodlands next to the shores of 1,113-acre Hagg Lake. Rewards along the way include prime blackberry picking, awesome swimming holes, and opport ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Forest Grove, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.1
... Preview: Relive the historic past by hiking on a restored section of the Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll hike along the edge of the scenic Columbia River Gorge for more than 9 miles on ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems including oak woodland, redwoods, ponde ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This short trail takes you to the rocky promontory of Sherrard Point on the summit of arch Mountain. From this summit vantage point you’ll have outstanding views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Rai ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: This loop route takes you on a tour of Upper and Lower Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The route travels through a scenic creek canyon filled with colorful wildflower ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This 3.0-mile easy route takes you on a tour around picturesque Lost Lake in Mount Hood National Forest. Perks include spectacular views of Mount Hood, pockets of old-growth forest, and opportunities ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Zigzag, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This hilly forest escape begins at Lower Macleay Park and takes you through beautiful Balch Creek Canyon and then heads steeply uphill through deep forest to historic Pittock Mansion. From the mansion ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This trail takes you on a city escape through the fern-filled forest of Marquam Nature Park. You’ll follow the singletrack trail as it ascends beneath a forested canyon to the 1,043-foot summit of Cou ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This easy loop explores Minto–Brown Island Park in Salem. The route features views of the Willamette River, cool shady forest, open sunny pastures, and opportunities to view amazing bird life. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This trail has everything you ever wanted: a smooth trail, a bubbling creek and scenic alpine lake, a spectacular view of Mount Hood, wildflowers, and cool, shady forest. If it sounds too good to be t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Mount Tabor Park is one of those urban sanctuaries where you can still find wild in the city. This prominent volcanic butte rises above Portland’s skyline bursting with urban greenery. Where else can ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This peaceful hike takes you through rolling white oak woodlands past grassy meadows and fields on Sauvie Island. The trail then travels along the shores of Sturgeon Lake, where you may see blue heron ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: This route passes through the expanse of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Portland and is filled with a variety of bird life, including blue herons, Canada geese, and mallard ducks. You may al ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Powell Butte Nature Park is located on an extinct volcano that features diverse habitats and wildlife. This 570-acre park has more than 9 miles of interconnecting trails that wind through open grassy ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon"
Gladstone, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5

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