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Jun 17th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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The one stop, the one hike between Portland and Ashland

Heading to ashland in the morning from Portland. I am looking for the most scenic route to take and the best place to stop for a good hike (maybe an hour and a half) not too strenuous. Any must do's?
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Jun 18th, 2014, 05:43 AM
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Visit your library to see if you can find William Sullivan's "100 trails in NW Oregon" book.
One of my favorites is Bagby Hot Springs. http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide....t_Springs_Hike
Pack your swimsuit for this easy hike.
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Jun 18th, 2014, 06:23 AM
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Stop at Powell's Books (10 & Burnside) and get one of Sullivan's trail books. How was the wedding in the Gorge?
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Jun 18th, 2014, 07:04 AM
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I agree, William Sullivan has the best hiking books for our state. I personally love his Oregon Trips n Trails book.

Without knowing what route you want to take, if you are heading straight down I-5, stop at Silver Falls State Park. It is just east of Salem about 20 minutes or so. It is a trail of 10 waterfalls and is 7 miles long. Very easy, and very pretty.
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Jun 18th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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I am leaving shortly, no time to go to library. I know Silver Falls State Park is supposed to be amazing and might do that at the end of the week and would like to get further south for our stop/hike. Don't care the route we take. Looking for a good reasonable hike, lovely route and not too intense. thanks
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Jun 18th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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I did this hike last year - there were lots of wild flowers, nice views, it is uphill but once you reach the top, its flat

http://www.oregon.com/Hike_Table_Rocks
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Jun 18th, 2014, 08:25 AM
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Wait until you get to Ashland and hike around the beautiful park.
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