Synopses & Reviews
The Columbia Gorge is one of the most traveled outdoor locations in the Pacific Northwest, and preeminent hiking expert Seabury Blair Jr. guides hikers through some of the most picturesque scenes on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River. With sixty-five featured trails no more than two hours from Portland, this updated edition of the popular hiking guide is the perfect match for hikers wanting to spend days in the mountains and nights at home.
Each trail listing includes distance, estimated hiking time, elevation gain, best season, map references, access, permit requirements, and more, including best options for families and pets. Each hike is accompanied by photos depicting the scenery; hikers can choose to gaze at waterfalls or meander through the lush forests.
This is a revised and updated edition of this popular Day Hike!
title. The preeminent expert on meandering through nature, Seabury Blair Jr., guides your feet through some of the most picturesque scenes in the Pacific Northwest, on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River.
Each hike includes difficulty level, distance, hiking time, elevation gain, best season, permits needed, and notes on trail specifics — like whether dogs or allowed or if the route is wheelchair accessible. Compiled in an accessible, easy-to-read format, Day Hike! Columbia Gorge makes a day in the wilderness an approachable and enjoyable reality. Also included with each hike description are pictures depicting the scenery, so you can decide if you want to gaze at waterfalls or hike through the lush forests surrounding Mount Hood.
A great resource for Portlanders needing a day of escaping city life, each hike in this edition is no more than two hours from Portland city limits.
Day Hike! Columbia Gorge describes classic day routes — from easy to moderate to extreme — giving hikers the choices they want, whether visiting the area for a day or vacationing with the kids for a week. Entertaining, accurate, and contemporary writing make this guide the one to keep near the water bottles.
About the Author
Seabury Blair Jr. is the author of The Creaky Knees Guide Washington and The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon, as well as two guides in the Day Hike! series. He lives in Spokane, WA.