Clackamas River Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
#21 of 135 trails in

Clackamas River Trail is a 14.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estacada, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

washed out

Directions from Estacada: Travel south on Hwy. 224 for 16 miles to Rd. 54. Turn right onto Rd. 54, Fish Creek Trailhead parking is on your right across the bridge. The trail is located at the far end of the parking lot, across Rd. 54.

backpacking
19 days ago

Great hike. Lots of people out last weekend. Some sketchy places about 3 miles in so be careful.

23 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pros: Pup Creek Falls, wildflowers, nice sections to stop along the river. Near campgrounds.
Cons (for dogs/small children): Trail was narrow in places with a lot of erosion. Logs to go over/under. Trail is also very slanted in sections.

2 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

decent but you can't go too far back because the fires have damaged the area

10 months ago

Not heavy traffic durning the middle of week. Nice and shaded.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gorgeous scenery, multiple falls, also hiked up to Pup Falls. Can be done as a one way if you have transportation. If doing only half the trail in and back, recommend the upper half as the trail is in much better shape.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

This was a great trail!! I would rate at a moderate do to the up and down hills. But a great way to spend the day. I was there on memorial day weekend and it was pretty crowded. You walk along the Clackamas River the whole way to pup Creek Falls. The falls are amazing but no good place to take a lunch break right next to the falls.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

beautiful but has some pretty dangerous parts especially with kids where trails washed away I did the whole trail I have done easier ones rated difficult....at one point we had to hang over edge around fallen log...and another hang on exposed root from erosion and swing up ..scary especially if heights get to you. Very beautiful but if your not a risk taker I recommend start at Indian Henry hike to pup creek falls and turn back still at least 5 miles no real danger but you do get your feet wet in pup creek crossing it ..and you see the most beautiful parts .

hiking
Friday, April 08, 2016

Beautiful day. Great hike along the river. A little up and down but very easy hiking. Only had one car so not able to complete the length of the trail. Will have to come back with more friends and another car so we hike through one way and drive back.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

this trail is closed due to the fires

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Nice trail with steady alternating uphills and downhills. Tried to go to Pup Falls on the side trail, but couldn't make it in all the way. Saw glimpses of it through the trees, but the side trail dead ended half way in. Tried to follow the creek up, but that was way too difficult.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gorgeous hike but for someone who hasn't been hiking in awhile it was brutal. Definitely should have done it after doing some easier ones first to get back in the groove of things. Took our dog, on leash of course, and she killed it like it was nothing. honestly if I wasn't totally wiped out right now I would rate it higher because the views were phenomenal.