Featuring 50 hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, from leisurely wildflower hikes to high alpine treks, Hiking the Columbia River Gorge will lead people of all skill levels to waterfalls, lookouts, peaks, old-growth forests, and high desert plateaus. Hiking the Columbia River Gorge is the ultimate guide to this "final passage to the Pacific." With its beautiful photographs, accurate route maps, and special sections on safety, geology, and wilderness ethics, this guide will make a welcome addition to any pack.
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Features 50 hikes for all skill levels, from leisurely wildflower hikes to high alpine treks, Hiking the Columbia River Gorge is the ultimate guide to this "final passage to the Pacific."
Lace up your boots and sample fifty hikes in Oregon and Washington’s Columbia River Gorge. Discover exquisite waterfalls; take in the extraordinary vistas of one of the country’s most dramatic rivers; stroll through old-growth forests of cedar and Douglas fir; or venture across high-desert plateaus. Backcountry guide Russ Schneider points out the region’s geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals, as well as places where trails are perfect for an afternoon walk or a challenging and invigorating adventure.
Inside you’ll find:
• in-depth trail information
• detailed trail maps
• elevation profiles
• accurate directions from major access points
• difficulty ratings for each hike
Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to your ability and interest in the Columbia River Gorge.
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