Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque) Clackamas River with rafts, canoes or kayaks. Prefer to stay dry? You can hike, or ride your horse. Still too sweaty for you? Spend a lazy afternoon playing the year-round, 27-hole disc golf course. Discs are available at the park to rent or buy. If you're planning a special gathering, reservable picnic sites with a shelter are available. If you just need to get away for a while, individual and group campsites are waiting for you. When staying at McIver during the summer, we have family-oriented interpretive programs -- from guided hikes to nature crafts. An annual civil war re-enactment occurs in September. More than 300 actors participate. McIver State Park offers something for everyone. See you there!

I absolutely love this park. I am here very frequently. some of the lower trails are very muddy most of tbe year so be prepared to get dirty. The trail map that the park provides is not as compressed as you think. You have to go farther than you think to gain any sort of ground on tbe map. Riversbend trail/Maple Ridge trail are my favorite. I also LOVE the memorial look out!

Nondescript, no real view, lots of horse poop on the trail. Better west side forest hikes exist all over the Willamette Valley.

Hiked this today. The Dog Creek Loop is short and easy. It would be great for kids. Goes past river and leads to fish hatchery. Opposite this trail entry point is the boat launch. You can access the more moderate level trail, Riverbend Trail. In this area of the trail, you share it with horse riders. So, when wet, it's really muddy in places. The few riders I met were friendly. A better access to the Riverbend Trail is in the Riverbend Day-Use Area. You'll find disc golf at this parking lot.

5 months ago

Park rangers/state park has hatred towards anything but horse riders. They would rather see trails get destroyed by horses before allowing families to enjoy trails on bicycles.

The section along the river is on the Disc Golf course, if there was a trail that was along the river it got washed out last winter. I would avoid going here for another month or so unless you want to have ankle deep mud. Easy trail, great for walking with your dog.