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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

National Scenic Area/Silver Star Scenic Area/Portland--Vancouver to The Dalles

By author: Craig Romano
256 Pages, 978-1-59485-368-5
Mountaineers Books 03/24/2011
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**UPDATE** We have a correction regarding Hike #39, Grassy Knoll and Big Huckleberry Mountain (page 137) To download the updated driving directions for the trailhead please click HERE

CLICK HERE to download the "Hardy Ridge" hike as well as the hike up "Mount Defiance" from Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

 * The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is the single biggest visitor destination in Oregon
* 25 of these hikes are published here for the first time
* Caters to the greater Portland, Oregon–Vancouver, Washington metro area

The Columbia River Gorge forms much of the long border between Washington and Oregon, offering hikers a multitude of beautiful trails. Famous for its cascading waterfalls, the region offers spectacular views of the mighty river and its windswept bluffs, as well as stunning panoramas of the surrounding landscape and peaks including Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and the Sisters.

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, by well-known hiking author Craig Romano, features:
* 100 day hikes on both sides of the river
* extensive year-round hiking options
* trails in the National Scenic Area, Silver Star Scenic Area, Trapper Creek, Clark County, and beyond
* easy-to-read icons for waterfalls, views, dog-friendly trails, and more
* detailed driving directions and trail maps
* info on flora and fauna, the unusual Gorge winds, and its abundance of waterfalls

Learn more about author Craig Romano at his website or connect with him one step further by "liking" his page on Facebook.

**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we've contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails.

For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington's Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.
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Silver Star via North Ridge Hike (PDF):
***** / 3 difficulty. Near Battle Ground, OR. Shortest and most popular route to Silver Star's stellar summit. 5 miles.
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Table Mountain Hike (PDF):
***** / 5 difficulty. Bonneville Hot Springs Resort. Extremely difficult hike that involves scrambling, but worth it for the impressive views, rock formations, and wildflowers. 9 miles.
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Soda Peaks Lake Hike (PDF):
**** / 5 difficulty. Near Stevenson. The only lake within the 6050 acre Trapper Creek Wilderness surrounded by ancient forest. 7 miles.
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Dry Creek Falls Hike (PDF):
*** / 3 difficulty. Near Hood River, OR. Less traveled family friendly hike guarantees beautiful waterfalls, lush forest, and a quiet stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. 5.2 miles.
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Tomlike Mountain Hike (PDF):
***** / 3 difficulty. Near Hood River, OR. Rocky windswept highland promises sweeping views, a few ups and downs, meadows and distant lake views. 6 miles.
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