Synopses & Reviews
- Full-color photos, contour maps, and elevation profiles for each hike
- One third of the hikes have never before appeared in a guidebook
- Many of the routes described are loop hikes no going back the way you came
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 hiking miles in his boots.
Lorain presents a mix of the most popular trails and lesser-known gems throughout the entire state. Trailheads are easily accessible; trails are well established. They range from short, easy strolls suitable for children and grandparents to longer backpacking trips for experienced hikers. This is the deluxe guide with something for everyone.
Douglas Lorain spends 150 to 200 days a year on the trail, mostly in Oregon. The author of several outdoor guidebooks, his images have been published in scenic photography books, magazines and numerous calendars.
"Think you already know Oregon's outdoors? This new book contains 100 of the best hikes, and chances are there are more than a few pristine places in the Beaver State with which you are not familiar...Well-written, the book has short, concise directions. However, beware! All who read may find themselves planning their next out-of-state trip to Oregon." Desert Morning News (Salt Lake City)
"Author Douglas Lorain has compiled a wonderful bunch of hikes from the Coast to the Wallowas, Cascades and out onto the High Desert which will give you itchy feet." The Nugget Newspapers (Sisters, OR)
Written by an Oregon hiking legend, this is the only full-color guide to the best hikes throughout the state. Includes full-color photos, contour maps, and elevation profiles for each hike. One third of the hikes have never before appeared in a guidebook and many of the routes described are loop hikes no going back the way you came.