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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.

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.

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.

Field Guide to Oregon RiversField Guide to Oregon River
by Tim Palmer
October 2014, paperback, 288 pages

This author, photographer and river conservationist profiles over 100 waterways throughout Oregon in this field guide. Learn the history of the rivers, geology, plants, animals and ecology. Discover the best hiking along the rivers, fishing, kayaking, boating and rafting spots.

Hiking the Columbia River GorgeHiking the Columbia River Gorge: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series), Third Edition
by Jim Yuskavitch
July 2014
paperback, 264 pages

Learn about a wide array of hikes from easy to very difficult. Included are detailed trail descriptions, history, points of interest such as waterfalls and where the best campsites are located.

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.

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
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.

Oregon Lake Maps & Fishing GuideOregon Lake Maps & Fishing Guide
by Gary Lewis (Author, Editior), Esther Poleo-Appel (Design, Illustrator), Durten Kampmann (Illustrator), Jesse Sanberg (Illustator)
June 2015, paperback, 88 pages
Information source for 39 lakes and their surrounding communities. Find roads, access points, tackle guide, types of bait to use, fishing methods, where to go bank fishing, accommodations and related services plus much more.

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