Recommended Hiking Books

100 Hikes/Travel Guide,
Oregon Coast & Coast Range, Second Edition
by William L. Sullivan and published by Navillus Press

Whether you're touring Highway 101or exploring off the beaten path,
this guide has everything you'll need to plan a trip to Oregon's spectacular
coast. Flip to the book's 18 Travel Guide sections for tips on discovering
lighthouses, secluded beaches, campgrounds, and quaint Old Town harbors.
Here too are suggestions for birdwatching, kayaking, bicycling, and tidepooling.
The 100 Hikes guide features easy-to-read maps and detailed descriptions
of best hikes for kids, trails near campgrounds, and old-growth forest
paths. There's even a list of 42 paved, planked, or graveled trails accessible
to everyone.  This book also includes information just north and south of
the Oregon Coast into both Washington's Long Beach Penninsula
and California's Redwood National and State Parks.

Order on-line at  Powell's Books

Day Hiking Oregon Coast
by Bonnie Henderson and published by The Mountaineers

Undulating sand dunes, primeval forests, rocky headlands, remote beaches: the wild Oregon coast is impossible to resist. In this updated guide, Bonnie Henderson points you to the 120 best outings in the region, from the Columbia River in the north to the Winchuck River in the south, right by the California coast. Hikes range from an easy beach walk to a multi-day trek of the Oregon Coast Trail. For each outing, you'll find clear driving directions along with a comprehensive trail description covering distance, difficulty, terrain, best time to go, and more.  You'll find suggestions for other outdoor activities, such as tidepooling, cycling, wildlife viewing, and camping, to help make the most of your time at the beach.

Order on-line at The Mountaineers

The Oregon Coast Trail, Hiking Inn to Inn
by Jack Remington

This new guide book from author and outdoor enthusiast Jack D. Remington will take you from one end of the Oregon Coast Trail to the other through 400 miles of sandy beaches, forested headlands, creeks, rivers and bays. The Oregon Coast Trail connects 63 state 9 federal and 4 county recreation areas. This book lists them all, as well as including places to stay, food services, transportation special events coastal history wildlife and plants that one can expect to find along the way. If you're out for an adventure on the Oregon coast this book should be in your pack!

Order on-line at  Northwest Nature Shop