Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

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Lace up your boots and sample fifty hikes in Oregon and Washington’s Columbia River Gorge. Discover exquisite waterfalls; take in the extraordinary vistas of one of the country’s most dramatic rivers; stroll through old-growth forests of cedar and Douglas fir; or venture across high-desert plateaus. Backcountry guide Russ Schneider points out the region’s geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals, as well as places where trails are perfect for an...
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Overview


Lace up your boots and sample fifty hikes in Oregon and Washington’s Columbia River Gorge. Discover exquisite waterfalls; take in the extraordinary vistas of one of the country’s most dramatic rivers; stroll through old-growth forests of cedar and Douglas fir; or venture across high-desert plateaus. Backcountry guide Russ Schneider points out the region’s geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals, as well as places where trails are perfect for an afternoon walk or a challenging and invigorating adventure.

Inside you’ll find:
• in-depth trail information
• detailed trail maps
• elevation profiles
• accurate directions from major access points
• difficulty ratings for each hike

Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to your ability and interest in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729623
  • Publisher: FalconGuide
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,413,641
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


While earning a degree in Portland, Russ Schneider visited the Gorge often for a taste of the wilderness and hiked every one of the trails in this book. As a veteran hiker, guide, and author, Russ has written numerous books, including Best Hikes Along the Continental Divide, Fishing Glacier National Park, and Backpacking Tips.
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