From the spectacular Oregon Coast to Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, this updated edition features 85 of the best easy day hikes in Oregon—perfect for aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.
Explore the beauty of Oregon’s natural landscape with this day-hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails and the best 85 easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, this helpful guide includes trail ratings from 1 (worthwhile) to 5 (spectacular) based on water features and other enjoyable factors; topographical maps with elevation profiles; and information at a glance, such as recommended seasons, estimated hiking times, permit and parking fees, and distance and elevation gain.
HIKES INCLUDE: - Multnomah Falls - Whalehead Cove - Deschutes Rail Trail - Mirror Lake - Olallie Lake Loop - Chimney Rock - Tillamook Head - Angel’s Rest - Watchman Peak - and many more!
Other titles in Creaky Knees easy hike series include Creaky Knees Washington, Creaky Knees Northern California, and Creaky Knees Arizona.
About the Author
SEABURY BLAIR JR. spent many years as the outdoor columnist for The Bremerton Sun, where one of his most popular features was the “Hike o’ the Month.” He is an avid backcountry skier and hiker, and lives in Spokane, WA.
He is also the author of Wild Roads Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide series of easy hiking books (titles cover Washington, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments); the Day Hike! series of easy hikes that you can do in a day (titles cover the Central Cascades, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia Gorge, and Spokane/Coeur d'Alene).
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