Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon

Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon

by Bonnie Henderson, Zach Urness

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Overview

For this new and fully revised edition, veteran author Bonnie Henderson partnered with Zach Urness, hiker, writer, and parent of young children. Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon gets kids excited about the outdoors early, and creates in them a passion that lasts a lifetime. This second edition covers 121 hikes, most within an hour’s drive of major population centers—such as Portland, Salem, Ashland, and Bend. Other features of the guide include:

  • New “Great Getaways”—weekend or vacation destinations around the state with hiking trails and other family-fun activities
  • “Best of” lists that highlight groups of top 5 hikes with special features to help parents select trips their kids will enjoy
  • Improved access details, including GPS trailhead coordinates and info on permits and fees
  • Notes about barrier-free or ADA-accessible trails and suitability for jogging strollers
  • Tips and strategies for hiking with kids—how to motivate them, what’s appropriate for different ages, sidebars with games, nature facts, and more
  • Concise, accurate driving directions
  • Full color photos throughout


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680510799
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 05/14/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 584,952
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Bonnie Henderson is author of two guidebooks, Day Hiking: Oregon Coast 2nd Edition and Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon 2nd Edition, as well as the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast, and Oregon Book Awards finalist Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris. When she is not on the coast, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Award-winning journalist Zach Urness is the Outdoors Content Producer for the Statesman Journal, where his columns, essays, and features focus on outdoor recreation, the environment, state parks, federal forests, and legislation impacting outdoors directly or indirectly. He also freelances for the Associated Press and, prior to his position at the Journal, he was the outdoors editor and sports writer for the Grant Pass Daily Courier, and has written and reported for the Eugene Register-Guard and The Oregonian. A native of Minnesota, Zach’s college studies included Environmental Studies and his first reporting job out of college was in Polson, Montana, where he began to hone his outdoor journalism skills.




He is the co-author and author of two other guidebooks. A hiker, biker, whitewater kayaker, fly-fisherman and climber, Zach spends almost every outside-the-office moment rambling the Beaver State’s forests, mountains and rivers. He lives with his wife and young child.

Table of Contents

Overview Map 8

Cutting to the Chase: A Quick Guide to Oregon's "Best of" Hikes 10

Introduction 17

How to Use This Guide 25

Map Legend 29

Portland Area

1 Wapato Access Green way 32

2 Oaks to Wetlands Trail 34

Quick Hikes in Portland 33

3 Oxbow Regional Park 36

4 Sandy River Delta 38

Columbia River Gorge

5 Latourell Falls 42

6 Bridal Veil Falls 44

7 Multnomah Falls 46

8 Horsetail and Oneonta Falls 48

9 Elowab Falls 50

10 Wahclella Falls 52

11 Memaloose Hills 54

12 Rowena Crest 56

Great Getaway: Hood River 58

13 Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail 59

14 Beacon Rock 61

15 Catherine Creek 63

16 Columbia Hills State Park 65

Mount Hood

17 Cascade Streamwatch and Wildwood Wetland Trail 70

18 Old Salmon River Trail 72

19 Lower Twin Lake 74

20 Veda Lake 76

21 Little Zigzag Falls 77

22 Mirror Lake 78

23 Zigzag Canyon 81

24 Umbrella and Sahalie Falls 82

25 Tamanawas Falls 84

Great Getaway: Government Camp 86

26 Little Crater Lake and Crater Creek 87

27 Bagby Hot Springs 89

Willamette Valley

28 Baskett Butte 92

Quick Hikes in Salem 94

29 Rail Trail 95

30 Woodpecker Loop 97

31 Spencer Butte 99

Quick Hikes in Corvallis 100

32 Mount Pisgab Wetlands Loop 101

Quick Hikes in Eugene and Springfield 103

Central Cascades

33 Butte Creek Falls 106

34 Silver Falls State Park 108

35 Opal Creek 111

36 Henline Falls 114

37 Little North Santiam Trail to Elkhorn Falls 116

38 Pamelia Lake 118

Great Getaway: Detroit Area 120

39 McDowell Creek Falls Park 121

40 Iron Mountain 122

41 Hackleman Old Growth Grove 125

42 Tamolitch Pool 127

43 Sohalie and Koosah Fails 129

44 Clear Lake 131

45 Proxy Falls 133

46 Linton Lake 135

47 Benson Lake 136

48 Little Belknap Crater 139

49 Fall Creek 141

50 Goodman Creek 143

51 Spirit, Moon, and Pinard Falls 144

52 Lower Trestle Creek Falls 147

53 Larison Cove 149

54 Erma Bell Lakes 151

Great Getaway: Willamette

Pass 153

55 Diamond Creek Falls 154

56 North Fork Trail 156

57 Bobby Lake 159

58 South Waldo Shelter 161

59 Islet Beach 163

Central Oregon

60 Black Butte 166

61 Little Three Creek Lake 168

62 Metolius River 170

Great Getaway: Sisters 172

63 Canyon Creek Meadows 173

64 Smith Rock State Park 175

65 Tumalo Falls 178

Great Getaway: Bend and Cascade Lakes Area 181

66 Ray Atkeson Memorial Trail 182

67 Doris Lake 184

68 Lava River Cove 185

69 Big Obsidian Flow 187

Coast Range

70 Tillamook Forest Center 190

71 Niagara Falls 192

72 Marys Peak 194

73 Sweet Creek Trail 196

74 Kentucky Falls 198

75 Drift Creek Falls 200

Coast

76 Kwis Kwis Loop 204

77 Clatsop Loop 206

Great Getaway: Astoria 208

78 Ecola Creek Forest Reserve 209

79 Neahkahnie Mountain 211

80 Short Sand Beach 212

Great Getaway: Three Capes 214

81 Cape Lookout 215

82 Whalen Island 217

83 Sitka Sedge 219

84 Cascade Head 221

Great Getaway: Newport 223

85 Mike Miller Park 224

86 Beaver Creek 226

87 Yachats 804 Trail 228

88 Giant Spruce 230

Great Getaway: Cape Perpetua and Heceta Head 231

89 China Creek 233

90 Heceta Head Lighthouse 235

Great Getaway: Oregon Dunes 237

91 Waxymyrtle Trail 238

92 Oregon Dunes Loop 240

93 Lake Marie 242

Great Getaway: Cape Arago 244

94 Sunset Bay Shoreline Trail 245

95 South Slough 247

96 Golden and Silver Falls 250

97 Port Orford Heads 252

Great Getaway: The Ancient

Redwoods 254

98 Redwood Nature Loop 255

99 Oregon Redwoods Trail 256

100 Stout Grove 258

101 Boy Scout Tree Trail 260

Southern Oregon

102 Wolf Creek Falls 264

Great Getaway: North Umpqua 266

103 Fall Creek and Susan Creek Falls 267

Great Getaway: Crater Lake and the Upper Rogue River 273

104 Toketee and Watson Falls 269

105 The Watchman 271

106 Cleetwood Cove 274

107 Natural Bridge 275

108 Blue Canyon Basin 277

109 Upper Table Rock 279

110 Lower Sky Lakes Basin 281

Great Getaway: Ashland 283

111 Tunnel Ridge 284

112 Grizzly Peak 286

113 Rainie Falls 287

114 Big Tree Loop 289

Great Getaway: Oregon Coves 291

115 Illinois River Trail 292

Eastern Oregon

116 Pointed Hills 296

Great Getaway: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 298

117 Sheep Rock 299

Great Getaway: Wallowa Mountains 302

118 Iwetemlaykin Trail 303

119 Hurricane Creek 305

Great Getaway: Anthony Lake and Elkhorn Mountains 307

120 Anthony and Hoffer Lakes 308

121 Black Lake 310

Resources 312

Index 315

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