100 Classic Hikes in Oregon: Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge, Cascades, Eastern Oregon, Wallowas

By Douglas Lorain

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* Full-color guidebook to Oregon's best 100 hikes
* Features nine new trails in this edition
*Author Douglas Lorain is a beloved guidebook writer in Oregon and the Northwest

What makes a trail a classic hike? "Outstanding scenery," says Doug Lorain, "especially good views." Add in mountain lakes and waterfalls. Sprinkle with wildflowers, old-growth forests, wildlife sightings, and interesting geologic features. All of the hikes Lorain has selected boast at least two of these attributes, and often more. These are simply the best hikes the state of Oregon has to offer. Lorain should know; he's logged more than 16,000 Oregon hiking miles in his boots.

In the new edition of 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon Lorain presents a mix of the most popular trails and lesser-known gems throughout the entire state. These well-established trails range from short, easy strolls suitable for children and grandparents to longer backpacking trips for experienced hikers.


NOTE: Recent extensive fire damage near Hike #44 - Table Lake Loop has caused significant blow down problems that have effectively closed these trails. For access to the magnificent Table Lake area try the nearby (but longer) Cabot Lake Trail, which is still open and maintained by the Forest Service. Please see our post about the trail for more information.

Product Details

Price: $21.95  $19.76
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published Date: March 17, 2011
Pages: 255
Dimensions: 6.8 X 0.56 X 8.98 inches | 1.32 pounds
ISBN: 9781594854927
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About the Author

DOUGLAS LORAIN'S family moved to Oregon when he was six years old, and he's lived there ever since. Now a tax accountant living in Portland, he's explored every nook, cranny, and corner of his home state over the last few decades. All told he's logged over 16,000 hiking miles in Oregon. In an average year, he spends 150 to 200 days on the trail and hikes between 1500 and 2000 miles, most of it in Oregon. In 1988 he wrote his first book, Backpacking Oregon for Wilderness Press. It was followed by Backpacking Washington, Afoot & Afield -- Portland/Vancouver, and Backpacking Idaho. His photographs have been featured in scenic photography books such as Discovering Oregon and Volcano--Mount St. Helens, as well as numerous scenic calendars for Oregon, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho; they have also been published in magazines such as Oregon Outside.