By Douglas Lorain
* Full-color guidebook to Oregon's best 100 hikes
* Features nine new trails in this edition
*Author Douglas Lorain is a beloved guidebook writer in Oregon and the Northwest
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 Oregon hiking miles in his boots.
In the new edition of 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon Lorain presents a mix of the most popular trails and lesser-known gems throughout the entire state. These well-established trails range from short, easy strolls suitable for children and grandparents to longer backpacking trips for experienced hikers.
NOTE: Recent extensive fire damage near Hike #44 - Table Lake Loop has caused significant blow down problems that have effectively closed these trails. For access to the magnificent Table Lake area try the nearby (but longer) Cabot Lake Trail, which is still open and maintained by the Forest Service. Please see our post about the trail for more information.