Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon Guide Book

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon  by Fred Barstad

271 pp/color map/color photos
ISBN: 9780762746040

Featuring more than 40 of the best hikes in the greater Portland metro area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of Portland, Oregon.

© 2016 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 46.
... Preview: Hike to the flat-topped summit plateau of Angels Rest and return or continue through the old-growth forest, passing the large Wahkeena Springs to the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead. Much of the forest that ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Ape Cave, the longest known lava tube cave in North America, offers a challenging scramble through the upper cave and a gentle return via a surface trail to the main entrance. Then you again descend i ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: From the trailhead at the side of U.S. Highway 26, hike the gentle grades of longabandoned roadbeds, through lush second-growth forest, to a primitive picnic site on the shore of Bloom Lake. Then us ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Elsie, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Hike along a mostly open ridgeline with fantastic views and tons of flowers, from a poorly marked trailhead on Forest Road 41 to the summit of Silver Star Mountain. This entire area was burned in the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Yacolt, WA - Backpacking,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The Burnt Bridge Creek Trail is entirely within the urban area of Vancouver, Washington, but don’t let this deter you. The route follows a stream much of the way. Watch for abundant wildflowers in the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Vancouver, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Hike from South Burnt Lake Trailhead over the top of Zigzag Mountain, with its spectacular view of the southwest side of Mount Hood. Then descend to Burnt Lake in a timbered pocket on the northern slo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: Hike the somewhat challenging Cape Horn Loop, close to the western end of the Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington (north) side of the river. Spectacular views of the gorge, including a close-up lo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: The narrow and rugged ridge of Cape Lookout stretches 1.8 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The top of the cape is mostly timbered but the sides are steep to vertical cliffs that drop hundreds of feet int ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Descend the South Trail from Cape Lookout Trailhead to a somewhat secluded beach 800 feet below. This hike offers tremendous views of the steep and rugged south face of Cape Lookout. The entire hike i ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The trail first follows the Kalama River, with its moss-covered banks and splashing pools, to McBride Lake. Then climb along a forested slope to the junction with the Cinnamon Trail near Redrock Pass. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Cougar, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.1
... Preview: Spectacular views of the eastern Columbia River Gorge await the hiker as he or she climbs this strenuous route, high above the Washington (north) side of the river. Much of the way you ascend along th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Climb along steep but scenic Cool Creek Trail to the top of Hunchback Mountain and the Devils Peak Lookout, where you can spend the night if you are so inclined and brought your sleeping bag. The Coo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: The Eagle Creek Trail is arguably the most beautiful route in the Columbia Gorge. Waterfall after waterfall awaits the hiker as he or she traverses the steep hillsides and cliffs of the Eagle Creek Ca ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Bonneville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Climb the steep route to the summit of Elk Mountain. Then descend slightly over a very rough trail to join the abandoned road system that you will follow back, first along slopes, then close to rushin ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: Descend this newly reconstructed trail through vibrant, second-growth forest, from atop the Coast Range at the Wilson River Highway Summit to Gales Creek Campground. As you hike take note of the wide ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Climb through mostly second-growth forest from deep in the Salmon River Canyon to the ridgeline of Hunchback Mountain. Along the way a couple of small open slopes bloom profusely with wildflowers in J ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Make the 2-mile hike to the rhododendron-lined shore of Hidden Lake to camp and fish, or continue another 3 miles to a junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 (PCT). This trail is ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Hike up Horseshoe Ridge to the flower-covered crest of Zigzag Mountain and the junction with the Zigzag Mountain Trail. This route offers spectacular views of the volcanic peaks of the northern Oregon ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Hike via a challenging trail, with an average grade of nearly 20 percent, to the very summit of Kings Mountain. From the openings near the mountaintop, you can admire the surrounding view, which reach ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Climb from near sea level at the Multnomah Falls Lodge to nearly 4,000 feet elevation atop Larch Mountain. In the first 2 miles, this route passes three major waterfalls. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6