Synopses & Reviews
Located on the banks of the Willamette River and surrounded by scenic forested hills, Portland boasts a system of trails that wind through a variety of natural landscapes, nurturing one's desire to get out and explore. Portland is home to over 50 beautiful parks each of which is interconnected by hundreds of miles of trails that wind through pine-scented forests and to the top of scenic vistas. This pocket guide documents the best trails around Portland from urban walks to gorgeous waterfall hikes. Also included are hikes that explore the magnificent Columbia River National Scenic Area and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Southwest Washington. Concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps detail each of the 30 hikes. Whether you want to experience an easy stroll along the banks of the Willamette River, enjoy the immense beauty of a natural waterfall, or climb to a windswept summit, Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Oregon will help you get on track.
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.
Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Oregon offers concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-eight 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.
This handy pocket-size guide contains 28 easy day hikes that are located in the following areas: Forest Park, Hoyt Arboretum, Waterfront Park, East Bank Esplanade, Marquam Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Sauvie Island Wildlife Refuge, the Tillamook Forest, Clackamas River region, Silver Falls State Park, Champoeg State Park, the Columbia River National Scenic Area, and the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
About the Author
Portland resident Lizann Dunegan is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in writing outdoor guidebooks and travel articles on the Pacific Northwest. She has been hiking trails throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest for over ten years and is often accompanied by her partner Ken Skeen and two border collies, Levi and Sage. She has written numerous books for Falcon Publishing and Globe Pequot, including Hiking Oregon's Coast, Hiking Oregon, Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest and Central Oregon, and Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast.
Table of Contents
Salem Area Trails
Clackamas River Area
Columbia River Gorge Trails
Washington State Trails