Oregon, whimsical paradise of the Pacific Northwest, is known for its lush landscapes of forests and mountains. But you don’t have to go all the way into the backcountry to experience what the state has to offer. In Urban Hikes Oregon you’ll hit the trail to discover the landmarks and hotspots that shape the state’s cities and towns. From arboretum trails to picturesque waterfront walks, this guide explores the 40 best urban hiking trails throughout the state.
This guide covers hikes accessible from Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Portland, Salem, Eugene, Hood River, Bend and, Ashland.Drawing on his extensive travel knowledge of the state, author Adam Sawyer curates a guide to not only family-friendly footpaths, but to the state’s culinary and gastronomic delights. Take in the sites along the Portland River Walk, marvel at the offshore monoliths at Cannon Beach, or brewery-hop after a stroll through downtown Eugene. Each hike includes trail GPS coordinates and waypoints, detailed hike descriptions, maps, and easy-to-find trailhead directions, along with excellent color photos and travel tips. Hit the trail (or the pavement) and explore Oregon!
Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, published author, guide, and public speaker based in the Pacific Northwest. Locally, he has written stories for the Oregonian, Willamette Week, and the Portland Mercury. In addition to online writing for Travel Oregon, Eater, Red Tricycle, and Visit Tillamook Coast, his work has appeared in Northwest Travel & Life, 1859, 1889, Journey AAA, Sip Northwest, Backpacker, British Columbia, Canoe & Kayak, Edible Seattle, Portland Monthly, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Journal, and Alaska Airlines Magazines.