100 Classic Hikes in Oregon Guide Book

by Douglas Lorain (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in Oregon  by Douglas Lorain

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594854920

So lace up your hiking boots and let award-winning author Doug Lorain be your guide to the best trails the state has to offer. These carefully selected routes have earned "classic" status by featuring outstanding scenery, including roaring waterfalls, sparkling alpine lakes, abundant wildlife, dazzling displays of wildflowers, grand old-growth forests, and dynamic geologic features. With this completely updated new edition, you can explore every corner of the state -- the coast and high desert; the snow-capped beauty of the Cascades and the wide-open expanses of the southeastern plains; and the golden groves of quaking aspens and lush rain forests.

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Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: As their names suggest, Devils Rest and Angels Rest are dramatically different in character. While our heavenly patrons take their leisure atop a dramatic rock formation with spectacular views up and ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Although the name exhibits a remarkable lack of imagination, Arch Rock is an accurate description of this photogenic stone arch on a flowercovered hillside in Malheur National Forest. The short trail ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Pendleton, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: When the Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984 expanded the boundaries of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, Baldy Mountain finally received the protection it deserved. But the upgrade in status has not led ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
John Day, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: In the 1840s, thousands of families loaded their worldly possessions into wagons and walked 2000 miles from Missouri to The Dalles at the eastern gates of the Columbia River Gorge, a tantalizingly clo ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: During the last ice age, the climate of southeastern Oregon was wetter than it is today, so much more snow fell on places like Steens Mountain. This snowfall compacted into huge glaciers that carved d ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Burns, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: If you are tired of Oregon’s famous rain, then this is the hike for you. Like all of eastern Oregon, the Alvord Desert sits in the rain shadow of the Cascade Range. But in addition, this flat wastelan ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Burns, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: With hundreds of miles of interconnecting trails, thousands of idyllic campsites, and countless great destinations, the Wallowa Mountains are paradise for backpackers. Day hikers, however, are often f ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Joseph, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The best place to study the volcanic landscape around McKenzie Pass is from the top of Black Crater, an old cinder cone that towers above the lava flows and forests east of the Cascade Divide. Even no ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Blacklock Point was described from the north, starting from Floras Lake. Unfortunately, that hike, while still feasible, has been made less enjoyable by severe erosion that has wiped out several secti ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Denmark, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Judging by the names, the central Oregon Cascades is where mountains go to hold family reunions. Gathered at the party are not only the Three Sisters, but also The Husband, The Wife, Little Brother, M ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Sisters, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Browder Ridge is a little-known alternative to nearby and much more popular Iron Mountain (Hike 47). Although the trail is less crowded, the scenery is equally spectacular, with similarly impressive o ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Sweet Home, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: Most Oregonians know that the charming resort town of Cannon Beach has quaint motels, a thriving arts community, and views of one of the state’s most distinctive landmarks, Haystack Rock. Not so well ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Seaside, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: This is a magnificent, cross-country variation on the popular trail into Canyon Creek Meadows below Three Fingered Jack’s precipitous east face. After taking you through that meadow’s famous wildflowe ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Santiam Pass, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: In 1913 the governor of Oregon declared that the state’s beaches could not be privately owned but would be held in trust for public highways. This action ensured that, unlike the coastlines of almost ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Seaside, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Just north of Lincoln City’s gambling casinos, gift shops, fast-food joints, and other “attractions” is a haven for hikers looking to escape the plague of commercialism. From the towering heights of C ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Lincoln City, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: The Clackamas River, which rises in the densely forested highlands south of Mount Hood, is one of the most strikingly beautiful rivers in Oregon. The stream’s incredibly clear waters cascade over ro ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Sandy, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Since Crane Mountain is the highest point in south-central Oregon, you might assume that great views are the principal attraction of this hike—and you would be right. The panoramic vista from the su ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Lakeview, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Crawfish Meadow is an exceptionally scenic destination for adventurous types seeking a quiet alternative to the busy trails around Anthony Lake. The trip involves some cross-country travel, but it is ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Crawfish Lake, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Despite impressive scenery, numerous lakes, and relatively easy access, Diamond Peak is ONE-WAY the most overlooked major mountain in Oregon. This may be due to the mountain’s lack of a single summit, ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The sparkling lakes, dense forests, and lovely meadows in the high country northwest of Three Fingered Jack have been a popular destination for generations of Oregon hikers. Many people now in their ... From the guidebook "100 Classic Hikes in Oregon"
Detroit, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6