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Backpacker Magazine – October 2009

Your Daily Tread: Local Hikes Across the U.S.

What's better than hiking every weekend? Hiking every day. Here are the best big-city escapes from New York to Los Angeles. Plus: Bill Donahue explores the remote reaches of Portland's Forest Park and discovers secrets even locals don't know.

by: Bill Donahue, Adrienne Saia Isaac, and BACKPACKER Contributors

The Gardens of Pittock Mansion overlook Portland and Mt. Hood.
The Gardens of Pittock Mansion overlook Portland and Mt. Hood.


The Wild Edge: Exploring Portland's Forest Park

When urban trails blend with raw wilderness, the sum is much greater than the parts. By Bill Donahue

Quick Escapes: 10 Metro-Area Trails
The perfect metro-area trail: close, wild, uncrowded. Here are 10 major city options.

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