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Hiking from Portland to the Coast

An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails

James D. Thayer

6 × 9. B&W photographs. Maps. 272 pages.

2016. ISBN 978-0-87071-877-9. Paperback, $19.95.

A guidebook for both experienced and casual hikers, Hiking from Portland to the Coast explores the many trails and logging roads that crisscross the northern portion of Oregon’s Coast Range. While showcasing convenient “looped” routes, it also describes complete throughways connecting Portland to the coastal communities of Seaside and Tillamook.

Designed to both inform and entertain, each of the 30 trails described includes a “backstory” highlighting the rich histories of Native Americans, white settlers, loggers, and railroad operators.

While suitable for hikers, equestrians, and bikers, many of these trails have never been surveyed for recreational use. All are meticulously surveyed and described here, alongside detailed and annotated maps. Some trails are located on private timber holdings, accessible only by paid permit, while access to others is free. In most cases vehicular traffic is not permitted; neither is camping, littering, or making fires. From time to time, access may be restricted due to fire danger or commercial activity.

The maps, notes, and tips provided in Hiking from Portland to the Coast will be invaluable for those adventurers who wish to wander far from the beaten track. Less intrepid explorers will find plenty of short and scenic exploratory hikes in the forests that parallel Highway 26 to Seaside or Highway 6 to Tillamook.

Maps are available by clicking on the links below:

NW Oregon map.pdf

Northern route.pdf

Southern Route.pdf

Chp 1 Wapato Loop.pdf

Chp 2 Jackson Creek Trail.pdf

Chp 3 Vedanta Shrine Hike.pdf

Chp 4 Gourlay Creek Hike.pdf

Chp 5 Barrow Trail.pdf

Chp 6 Buck Mtn loop.pdf

Chp 7 CZ trail.pdf

Chp 8 Bunker Hill hike.pdf

Chp 9 BV Trail.pdf

Chp 10 Tophill to Bacona Rd.pdf

Chp 11 Manning to Walcott.pdf

Chp 12 Capehorn Traverse.pdf

Chp 13 Ridge Rd.pdf

Chp 14 Scofield Rd.pdf

Chp 15 Bloom Lake.pdf

Chp 16 Rock Creek.pdf

Chp 17 Steam Donkey Trail.pdf

Chp 18 Nehalem Rvr to Camp Divide.pdf

Chp 19 Gales Creek loop.pdf

Chp 20 Gravelle & University Falls.pdf

Chp 21 Rogers Peak Loop Map 1 of 2.pdf

Chp 21 Rogers Peak Loop Map 2 of 2.pdf

Chp 22 Elk & King's Mtn Loop.pdf

Chp 23 Upper Salmonberry River map 1 of 2.pdf

Chp 23 Upper Salmonberry River map 2 of 2.pdf

Chp 24 Lower Salmonberry River.pdf

Chp 25 North Fork Salmonberry River.pdf

Chp 26 Triple C Trail.pdf

Chp 27 Four County Point trail.pdf

Chp 28 Saddle Mtn.pdf

Chp 29 Humbug Mtn.pdf

Chp 30 Ridge Runners Delight map.pdf







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