There are many hiking guidebooks available for Oregon, but there is only one Backpacking Oregon. This guide is the only book available that details the best backpacking trips in the Beaver State. These 27 trips, which last from 3 days to 2 weeks, offer geographic diversity, beautiful scenery, and a short getaway from the routines of daily life. The trips are generally more than a simple weekend outing, but they are all terrific vacations and each gives you enough time to really enjoy the scenery and get to know Oregon.
This is an in-depth guide based on author Doug Lorain's years of experience and miles of trail. For each trip, Lorain rates scenery, crowds, difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, shuttle distance, and any special attractions or problems.
Author Doug Lorain is a resident of Portland and is, to put it mildly, obsessed with backpacking. He may well be the Pacific Northwest's most prolific hiker, and Backpacking Oregon is the culmination of years of travel.