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50 Hiking Trails Portland and Northwest Oregon
by Don Lowe, Roberta Lowe
April 1986, Paperback, (guidebook)
Still useful but needs updating.

100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades
by William L. Sullivan
March 1998, Paperback, 2nd Edition, (guidebook)
Hikes of various levels of difficulty in the mountains between the Willamette Valley and the city of Bend.

100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon
by William L. Sullivan
March 2000, Paperback, 2nd Edition, 240 pages, (guidebook)
Trails within a two-hour drive of the Portland area, including the Columbia Gorge, Mount Hood, and Mount St. Helens areas.

100 Hikes in Oregon
Rhonda Ostertag, George Ostertag
April 2000, Mountaineers Book, 2nd Edition, Paperback, 352 pages, (guidebook)
A variety of day hikes and overnight backpacks through Oregon's diverse landscape.

100 Hikes in Southern Oregon100 Hikes in Southern Oregon
by William L. Sullivan
March 2010, Paperback, 256 Pages
This guide to Southern Oregon proves there's more to this scenic region than Crater Lake, the Rogue River, and Mt. Shasta. Discover a hot springs in the hills behind Roseburg, a wildflower mecca near Ashland, and a hidden lake basin in the Trinity Alps. The book describes hikes for families and plenty of options for backpackers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.

100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range
William L. Sullivan
January 1996, Paperback, 2nd Edition, 240 pages, (guidebook)
18 detailed Travel Guide sections for touring by car and a 100 Trail Guide hikes for planning adventures on foot.

120 Hikes on the Oregon Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
April 1999, 2nd Edition, Paperback, 240 pages, (guidebook)
From Fort Stevens to Brookings, Oregon's coast is lined with primeval forests, undulating sand dunes, secret beaches, and towering headlands. Thorough descriptions of every trail are supplemented by natural history sidebars highlighting the varying flora and fauna of the 362 miles of coastline.

Best Hikes with Children in Western & Central Oregon
by Bonnie Henderson
October 1999, 2nd edition, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
Henderson guides families, seniors, and anyone looking for fun and easy outings to some of Oregon's best trails.

Columbia River With Lewis And ClarkColumbia River With Lewis And Clark
by Cheryll Halsey
October 2006, 111 pages, paperback
The chapters in this book are organized to represent different segments of the route followed by the Corps of Discovery across Idaho, Washington and Oregon. A trail guide points out actual sites of camps and significant events and landmarks experienced during the expedition. Also included is regional places of interest and sightseeing opportunities listed, along with maps.

Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon
Philip N. Jones
May 1997, Mountaineers Book, 2nd Edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
70 outings on northwest Oregon and southwest Washington rivers and lakes for canoe and sea kayak enthusiasts. All the details for each outing are offered, from where to launch to trip distance to points of interest to best season to go.

The Creaky Knees Guide OregonThe Creaky Knees Guide Oregon: The 80 Best Easy Hikes
by Seabury Blair Jr.
May 2010, Paperback, 320 pages
This book covers the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Trails are divided into regions, including a section on urban hikes and walks. A chart compiles the hikes per effort level required, overall hike rating, and best season to hit the trail.

Day Hikes in the CRGDay Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge: Hiking Loops, High Points and Waterfalls within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
by Sam J. Scarmuzzi
September 2015, paperback, hardback and kindle
Hikes are covered for the entire Columbia Gorge corridor. This guide features color photographs and topographic maps, points of interest and descriptions of geological events that created the gorge.

Exploring Oregon's Wild Areas: A Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Xc Skiers and Paddlers
by William L. Sullivan
April 1994, 2nd revised edition, Paperback, 302 pages, (guidebook)
Still a good all-purpose guide.

Fishing in Oregon
by Madelynne Diness Sheehan, Dan Casali
January 1995, 8th Edition, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Comprehensive guide.

Fishing in Oregon's Best Fly Waters
by Scott Richmond
July 1998, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)

Flyfisher's Guide to Oregon
by John Huber
February1999, Paperback, 500 pages, (guidebook)
Covers the major freshwater drainages of the Cascades and the Coast Range, as well as local flyshops, driving directions, maps, listings of accommodations and restaurants.

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge, 2nd EditionHiking the Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition
by Russ Schneider
June 2004, Paperback, 256 pages
Features 50 hikes for all skill levels. Sample fifty hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. Discover waterfalls; take in vistas of one of the country's most dramatic rivers; stroll through old-growth forests or venture across high-desert plateaus. This guide points out the region's geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals.

Hiking Oregon
by Donna Lynn Ikenberry
July 1997, Revised Edition, Paperback, 230 pages, (guidebook)
Hikes for experts and novices alike, from short strolls of a few hours and backpacking treks of several days. Territory ranges from sculpted sea cliffs to glacier-clad volcanoes to canyons of the high eastern deserts.

Hiking Oregon's Geology
by Ellen Morris Bishop, John Eliot Allen
November 1996, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)

Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades & SiskiyousHiking Oregon's Southern Cascades & Siskiyous
by Art Bernstein
June 2001, Paperback, 360 pages
Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, and zero-impact camping tips.

Moon Spotlight Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Camping & HikingMoon Spotlight Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking
by Sean Patrick Hill and Tom Stienstra
June 2010, Paperback, 142 pages, (guidebook)
Compact guide covering camping and hiking sights including Jefferson Park, Mt Hood National Forest, and Metolius River. At-a-glance icons indicate nearby trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a difficulty rating.

Moon Spotlight Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Camping & HikingMoon Spotlight Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking
by Sean Patrick Hill and Tom Stienstra
This 80-page compact guide covers the region's best camping and hiking sights including Jefferson Park, Mt Hood National Forest, and Metolius River. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions lead campers and hikers to the best wilderness spots.

Moon Spotlight Oregon's Southern Cascades Camping & HikingMoon Spotlight Oregon's Southern Cascades Camping & Hiking
by Sean Patrick Hill and Tom Stienstra
October 2010, Paperback, 250 pages
Camp listings have at-a-glance icons indicating nearby trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and hot springs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a rating for difficulty, easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions area.

Mountain Bike! Oregon: A Guide to the Classic Trails
by Chris Leman, Laurie Leman
November 1998, 1st Edition, 400 pages, (guidebook)

Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes
by Andy Kerr, Sandy Lonsdale (Photographer)
June 2000, Paperback, 272 pages, (guidebook)
A guide that highlights unusual landscapes.

Oregon Lake Maps & Fishing GuideOregon Lake Maps & Fishing Guide
by Gary Lewis and Esther Appel
June 1, 2010, Paperback, 48 pages
Logging over 6,000 miles Lewis visited 40 lakes and surrounding communities to bring accurate information. Each lake map includes: Roads, access points, boat launches, peak fishing times, insect hatches, hatch-timing chart; fly-fishing, conventional tackle techniques; fishing knots, tackle guide, important services and more.

Paddling Oregon
by Robb Keller
December 1998, 1st Edition, 312 pages, (guidebook)
Well-organized descriptions of multiple runs of 92 different rivers.

Soggy Sneakers: A Guide to Oregon Rivers
by Williamette Kayak and Canoe Club
March 1994, Mountaineers Book,3rd Edition, Paperback, 303 pages, (guidebook)
A guide to Oregon's whitewater for kayaking, canoeing and rafting. Over 200 Class 1 to Class 6 runs, with maps and descriptions of flow, gradient, length and character of each run. Includes information on where to obtain shuttles and the best seasons to run.

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