Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Portland, but still largely untrodden, the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests are two of Oregon’s best-kept secrets. Now, members of the Oregon Sierra Club have combined their knowledge to bring adventurers the essential guide to these beautiful, secluded hikes. From short jaunts to epic treks, 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests is brimming with trail information and directions for hikers of all skill levels, plus a new introduction detailing the area’s tumultuous history and abundant wildlife; a foreword by Robert Kentta, cultural resources director of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians; original photographs and illustrations; map suggestions for best navigation; and a guide to regional plants. As one of the few guidebooks focusing in these areas, 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests is your invitation to discover the untamed beauty of the Oregon wilderness.
“With easy walks and hair-raising bushwhacks, this explorer’s guide to the woods between Portland and the [Oregon] Coast is a manifesto that our state forests should celebrate hiking boots, and not just chainsaws and motorcycles.” —William L. Sullivan, author of the 100 Hikes series
“Less known to Oregon hikers, the deep woods of the Tillamook State Forest are a mystery no longer. Close to Portland, but uncrowded and easy to access, these 50 hikes lead to explorations of meadows, creeks, swimming holes, and peaks in an iconic Oregon ecosystem, the temperate rainforest.” —Laura O. Foster, author of Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures from Towns to Trails
Founded in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than two million supporters nationwide. Its Oregon Chapter is over twenty thousand members strong and has been working since 1978 to protect Oregon’s natural areas.