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 and 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.
Features: Paperback. 2011. 255 pp. Countless color photographs and maps. 6.76 x 9 x 0.5 in.