Day Hiking: Oregon Coast
Beaches--Headlands--Oregon Coast Trail
The Mountaineers Books

Second edition has been thoroughly updated with new trails, all new maps and photography, and a complete guide to thru-hiking or section hiking the Oregon Coast Trail. Everything in this blog and much more!

"I was seeking something unconventional yet scenically beautiful for a long through-walk with a French friend for summer of 2016 when I settled on the OCT. But for a time I began to second guess my decision, especially in light of the fact that my friend was relying on me for all the planning and logistics. I found little reliable information and some that I did stumble across came with toxic reader reviews. Then I discovered Bonnie Henderson and it all came together. Reading Bonnie's blog feels like strolling down the beach chatting with a friend, albeit a very knowledgeable friend, and her guide book is far and away the best I have ever studied." Greg Zeigler, former NOLS instructor and travel author (

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
Oregon State University Press

Illuminating the charged intersection of science, human nature, and public policy, The Next Tsunami describes how scientists came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Pacific Northwest coast--a fault line capable of producing earthquakes even larger than the 2011 Tohoku quake in Japan--and how ordinary people are living with that knowledge.

"Riveting." Los Angeles Times
"Brilliantly written ... The depth of reportage is impressive." William Dietrich, New York Times best-selling author

Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris
Oregon State University Press

In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces tge stories of wrack washed up on the mile-long stretch of Oregon beach she has walked regularly for more than a decade.

"On our radar: Must-read for your next beach weekend." Sunset magazine

"It is a magical book." Jackie Pels, Hardscratch Press

Best Hikes With Kids: Oregon
The Mountaineers Books

More than 100 Oregon hikes for kids and adults, accessible from urban areas and vacation destinations

"Henderson is an expert on kid-friendly hikes from the Coast to the Cascades." Eugene Register-Guard