Portland Forest Hikes: Twenty Close-In Wilderness Walks

Portland Forest Hikes: Twenty Close-In Wilderness Walks

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by James D. Thayer
     
 

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Here are twenty wilderness hikes within twenty miles of downtown Portland, Oregon, less than a half hour's ride from the city. Adventurers at all skill levels will be surprised by the remoteness and remarkable beauty of these easy woodland escapes. Just take this pocket-sized companion and slip down a hidden trail to emerge on vistas with eagles soaring overhead.

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Here are twenty wilderness hikes within twenty miles of downtown Portland, Oregon, less than a half hour's ride from the city. Adventurers at all skill levels will be surprised by the remoteness and remarkable beauty of these easy woodland escapes. Just take this pocket-sized companion and slip down a hidden trail to emerge on vistas with eagles soaring overhead. There are shorter walks suitable for kids, like the McCarthy Creek Loop, and rugged routes for the ambitious, like the Fire Lane 12 loop. Each hike description includes a map, bus access, basic conditions, length, and grade, as well as flora, fauna, geology, and local history. Half the trails explore lesser-known wooded hillsides in Forest Park. Others venture farther north in the Tualatin Mountains into rarely described prime Oregon hiking country. A devoted advocate for Portland's wilderness areas, James D. Thayer has surveyed most of the publicly accessible walking routes along the Tualatin Mountains from Forest Park to Scappoose and nearly to the Oregon coast-on foot.

Editorial Reviews

This pocket-sized companion can change your ideas about urban living. Portland Forest Hikes contains 20 spectacular wilderness walks within 20 miles of Oregon's most populous city. Each hike description includes a map; information about bus access, basic conditions, length, and grade. The budget-priced paperback also contains details about flora, faun, geology, and local history. The book features both trails in Forest Park and routes along the Tualatin Mountains and other locales.
Willamette Week - John Minervini
“We’re impressed. It’s a glove compartment companion dedicated to the proposition that you can have your hike and read it, too.”
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“We’re impressed. It’s a glove compartment companion dedicated to the proposition that you can have your hike and read it, too.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604690255
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

James D. Thayer has surveyed over 60 miles of trails, fire lanes, and logging roads and has mapped many trails, tracks, bushwhacks, and bramble-clogged scrambles in the Portland area. He is a senior manager at the Portland Development Commission.

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