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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mount Hood, St. Helens, and the Santiam River (60 Hikes Within 60 Miles)

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Updated maps, new hikes, new photos, and useful backpacking options make Paul Gerald's authoritative guide to Portland's best day hikes even more useful than before. Whether travelers want a convenient city bus ride to the flat and fascinating Washington Park, a bumpy drive to Lookout Mountain, or the thigh-burning experience that are Kings and Elk Mountains, this guide ou ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Menasha Ridge Press (first published September 1st 2001)
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Elizabeth
Aug 24, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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It bugs me that this book states in the title that the hikes are all within a 60 mile range of PDX. THEY ARE NOT. Not by a longshot. It was pretty much the reason I was interested in the book.

So there is that.

Then there is the fact that the directions suck.
And I mean really suck.

So there is that.

Two stars b/c I am a generous soul.
Lafcadio
I haven't tested any of the information yet, but I have noticed a pattern. If all you knew about this book was the title, you would know that it contained information about hikes, and that all those hikes were within 60 miles of Portland. The hiking, as far as I can tell, is true, but the 60 miles part is more of, say, a guideline, or maybe a cheap marketing ploy.

More than half of the 60 hikes in this book are more than 60 miles from Portland, and they're not just stretching it up to 68 or so.
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Gobie
Jul 16, 2008 Gobie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book has some fantastic hikes, many of them offering a great deal of solitude, even in the warm summer months here in the NW. The problem here is Paul Gerald's DRIVING directions. He is often up to a mile off in the driving instructions. Some trailheads are on unpaved, unnamed roads in the middle of nowhere and by misquoting the mileage, Gerald caused us to spend 4 HOURS lost looking for the trailhead! The frustration is unbearable, so my word of advice is to Mapquest or map out your driving ...more
Erica
May 22, 2014 Erica rated it it was amazing
If you like to hike and live in Portland, buy this book! It's an extremely handy reference guide to trails in the area.
Diana
Jun 29, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice reference book, but be warned - several hikes are over 60 miles.
Ariel
Jul 21, 2014 Ariel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is about 3.5 for me. It has some great ideas to get me out of the house, but some of these hikes are ~90 miles away instead of the advertised 60, while neglecting some closer-in hikes that do fit the parameters.
Jessie
Feb 12, 2009 Jessie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
so far...meh...the descriptions of the trails and landmarks seem somewhat vague and about half the hikes in the book I already know about...hell, anyone who's lived in portland a year or two and isn't a complete recluse knows where half these hikes are. Still, there seem to be some gems and in the spring, I will test them out. Will probably need to supplement what I read in the book with RS maps, teh intarwebz, etc...
Chelsea
Feb 11, 2009 Chelsea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has so many great hikes in it! The descriptions give you a really good feel of what to expect. I just went on a hike that takes you behind a huge waterfall in the gorge. It was amazing. Thanks for the book Emily!
Peder
Dec 08, 2012 Peder rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All the hikes are also found in Sullivan's 100 Hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington; Sullivan's book is very clear in its descriptions. Therefore, my suggestion is to purchase the 100 Hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington first.
Eliz Palma
Jan 03, 2011 Eliz Palma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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loved it because it helped us to know if we could take our daughter in her stroller or needed to carry her.
anne
Aug 14, 2007 anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hikers
Good, but nothing you can't find online with a little digging. Nice to have it handy in the car, though.
Rick Mackinnon
A great introductory book about men and women who made a huge impact on church history.
Ashley Gorze
Sep 17, 2012 Ashley Gorze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite hiking book I own!
Jodi
Jul 23, 2010 Jodi is currently reading it
the lies! most of these hikes are 80-90 miles from portlandia. but damn, it's worth it. easily digestible, personal, and accurate (unlike many of the hiking books i've experienced). i carry this book with me in the same fashion as ibuprofen and my car keys...
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Paul Gerald is a professional freelance writer and lover of the outdoors whose work has appeared in newspapers around the country, as well as Northwest Airlines WorldTraveler, Dish Magazine, Weissmann Travel Reports, and Nike's web site."
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