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Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon

Bonnie Henderson

"there are many great books out there to help parents find fun, age-appropriate nature experiences ... we've settled on "best hikes with kids: oregon."

Metro Parent

The 2018 edition of the only Oregon hiking book especially for kids and families points readers toward 121 of the best hikes in Oregon for people of all ages, especially young hikers from toddlers to grade-schoolers. They're fun, low-stress trails with built-in rewards to keep kids interested and motivated. You'll find directions for ...

  • Climbing up mountains and down rivers.
  • Walking behind waterfalls and across sand dunes.
  • Exploring an underground cave and old mining camp.
  • Hiking on a hill of black obsidian and a field of lava.


Hikes range from less than 1 mile to nearly 6 miles round-trip, with optional turnaround points for tired feet. Trails are rated from easy to challenging for children. Each outing highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail.


"Now in a newly and fully revised second edition of Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon finds veteran author Bonnie Henderson partnered with hiker, writer, and parent of young children, Zach Urness ... Exceptionally well organized and presented in a thoroughly user-friendly and accessible take-along, pocket-sized paperback edition."

Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review