Oregon's Ancient Forests

Oregon's Ancient Forests

A Hiking Guide

Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild


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  • Sales benefit Oregon Wild, a leading advocate for the region’s most precious wilderness areas
  • Natural history, ecology, flora, and fauna--fascinating to hikers and non-hikers alike

    • Oregon’s Ancient Forests is a guidebook with a purpose: to inspire readers to learn about and visit Oregon’s rapturous old-growth forests, and then love them enough to keep them protected. Not just for hikers, this Oregon Wild– sponsored guide explains where the forests are and who manages them, the threats they face, and an action plan for protecting what remains and restoring damaged forests so they may become the ancient forests of the future. Author Chandra LeGue discusses forest ecology, flora, and fauna and also details 91 of her favorite hikes across the state. Each hike features:
      • Trailhead GPS coordinates and driving directions
      • Trail distance, elevation gain, difficulty level, and best season to visit
      • Type and protection status of the forest
      • Full-color maps and photos


Chandra LeGue:
Chandra LeGue moved to Oregon in 1999 to earn her master’s degree in environmental studies at the University of Oregon. The Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, Chandra lives in Eugene with her husband. Visit her on Instagram @OregonWild.