Craig Romano presents 'Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition'

Explore 115 boot-tested hikes in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge!


Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back Craig Romano to our Lake Forest Park store for a presentation on Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition, the perfect guide for exploring the breathtaking beauty of one of the most popular hiking destinations near the Portland–Vancouver metro area. This event is free and open to the public.

For important updates, registration is highly recommended in advance. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition. . .

  • Fully updated, expanded, and now in full color
  • Hikes on both sides of the Columbia River, in Oregon & Washington
  • 1% of sales donated to Trail Keepers of Oregon

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition is the perfect guide for exploring the breathtaking beauty of one of the most popular hiking destinations near the Portland–Vancouver metro area. Updated and expanded and now with full-color photos, this new edition offers something for everyone–including accessible trails, historical destinations, wildflowers, waterfalls, the old-growth forests of Oregon, and the sun-kissed rolling hills of Washington. With his trademark enthusiasm and expertise, author Craig Romano leads hikers to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Silver Star Scenic Area, Trapper Creek Wilderness, Cottonwood Canyon State Park and some select hikes along the Columbia east of the Gorge, with explorations of national forests and wilderness areas, state forests, state parks, county parks, city parks, and national wildlife refuges.

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge also contains all of the information hikers have come to count on in the Day Hiking series: an overall rating of each hike’s unique qualities, difficulty score, crowd rating, mileage, elevation gain, best season, and more. An at-a-glance guide to the hikes also makes it easy for hikers to narrow down their choices and find just the right adventure for the day.


Praise for Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, 2nd Edition. . .

"A handy book for hikers of all levels looking to get out on the trail.... I have done many of the hikes in this book and can honestly say Romano’s write-ups are spot on."
—Eric Smith, Seattle Book Review

Craig Romano is a prolific (more than 25 books and counting!) and award-winning author, an ardent conservationist, and a Northwest trails and hiking expert. He hikes, runs, paddles, and bikes and yet still has time to write for several publications, websites, and tourism agencies. He provides weekly content for and writes content for the Tread Map App. When not on the trail hiking or running, or on the road running marathons and ultra-runs, he can be found at his home in the Skagit Valley with his wife Heather, son Giovanni, and Maine-coon cat Beau. Learn more at

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