One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City Guide Book

by Doug Lorain (Wilderness Press)
One Night Wilderness Portland Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City  by Doug Lorain

244pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780899974637

Surrounded by old-growth forests, volcanic peaks, and water in nearly all its forms--from the ocean to alpine lakes, glaciers to waterfalls--the Portland area is a short jaunt from boundless adventure opportunities, many of which can be taken in just one night. This book covers the best one- (and a few two-) night hikes within three hours of the city--perfect for hikers seeking a wilderness experience without the commitment of a lengthy backpacking trek. Trips take readers to the lush Olympic Mountains, eerie Mount St. Helens, the thundering Columbia River, and the quirky spires of Three Fingered Jack.

© 2009 Doug Lorain/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City" Guide Book
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... Preview: Although it has none of the spectacular mountain scenery found on some of the other trails in this book, this uncrowded hike up charming Badger Creek has plenty to recommend it. The trail is easy and ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Tygh Valley, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Nestled in a deep, mostly forested bowl, Big Slide Lake is a wonderfully scenic destination in the generally overlooked Bull of the Woods Wilderness. The approach trail is attractive throughout, with ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: There are two approach trails to Boulder Lake, a scenic pool set beneath a line of impressive cliffs and talus slopes in a small roadless area southeast of Mt. Hood. Most hikers start from Bonney Mead ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: As one of only a handful of lakes in the heavily traveled Mount Hood Wilderness, it’s not surprising that Burnt Lake is popular. But even if there were hundreds of other lakes to choose from, this lov ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Rhododendron, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: The steep eastern face of Mt. Washington is familiar to countless thousands of drivers who have admired this pointed mountain from the popular viewpoint on U.S. Highway 20 above Suttle Lake. Almost no ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Sisters, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Mountain scenery doesn’t get much better than what you find on the north side of Mt. Hood. This hike, which traverses almost the entire length of this alpine wonderland, is bound to be spectacular. Wi ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Sandy, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Dramatically scenic Oswald West State Park honors one of the giants of the conservation movement in Oregon, a former governor who in the early 20th century had the foresight to set aside all of the st ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Arch Cape, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: A deep, sparkling jewel set beneath a particularly rugged and scenic stretch of the Cascade Mountains, Carl Lake is a fun destination for an overnight trip in the central Mount Jefferson Wilderness. A ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.6
... Preview: Huckleberries (delicious in late August and providing plenty of color in midOctober), beargrass (blooming profusely with tall white blossoms in midJuly), and views (especially of nearby Mt. Hood) are ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Rhododendron, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: This short but exciting hike takes you into a small but very attractive parcel of roadless terrain not far from Packwood, Washington. Since most hikers prefer the more famous trails around the scenic ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Randle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: If you like ridge walks through acres of wildflowers, past scenic rock formations, and to great viewpoints, then this is the trail for you. The Juniper Ridge Trail traces the entire length of its 13-m ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Randle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: The vast majority of the trails in the Pacific Northwest travel through miles of dense coniferous forests before ending at some ridge, lake, or other destination where you break out of the trees and c ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Toutle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: The bulky mass of Tanner Butte, with its gouged-out eastern face, is a wellknown landmark in the central Columbia River Gorge. Given its prominence, it is not surprising that the summit features stupe ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Cascade Locks, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.4
... Preview: Although it features some exceptionally nice views along the way, the Duckabush River Trail is primarily a forest hike that follows one of the largest and most important rivers fl owing out of the eas ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Brinnon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: The forested terrain of the southern Mount Jefferson Wilderness is dominated by two outstanding features, the rugged crags of Three Fingered Jack and the tranquil beauty of dozens of mountain lakes. B ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Salem, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: The southern William O. Douglas Wilderness is a relatively gentle landscape of countless lakes, wonderful meadows, and attractive forests. From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Marblemount, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.3
... Preview: The Eagle Creek Trail has been a favorite of local hikers since it was first built in 1915. The trail opened at the same time as the Old Columbia River Scenic Highway, providing a spectacular hiking d ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Portland, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: Elk Meadows is a generally flat, grassy expanse at the headwaters of Cold Springs Creek that boasts a picturepostcard view of the east face of Mt. Hood. In midsummer the wildflower display here is qui ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Three sparkling lakes, surrounded by forest and with partial views of a glacier-clad volcano, are the destination of this easy and enjoyable trip. Although the lakes are fairly popular, they are not a ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Detroit, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Avalanche Valley is one of that handful of indescribably spectacular places that every Northwest backpacker should visit at least once in their hiking lives. The joyful springs, lovely ponds, acres of ... From the guidebook "One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City"
Randle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 24.4