Hike the Clackamas River Trail

Indian Creek Trailhead

Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

450 Feet

Activities

Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Point-to-Point

Added by

Hannah Kemp

Dog Friendly
Forest
River
Waterfall

This hike is right along the Clackamas River in Mount Hood National Forest, featuring a spectacular waterfall and several scenic spots perfect for staying overnight.

To complete the whole almost 8 mile hike you will want to park a vehicle at each trailhead. You can start at either Indian Creek Trailhead or Fish Creek trailhead. Fish Creek Trailhead seems to be a busier point. Many people opt to begin and end at Fish creek by making a turn around point at Pup Creek Falls. However, experiencing the whole trail is a must.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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my backyard

As I live within minutes of this trail and drive by it everyday to work at Ripplebrook I have explored this trail and its creek systems. It is a nice fairly easy hike which can easily be done in one day, but I recommend two if you want to explore the side trails and creeks. The tree that once bridged the Clackamas river, along the trail, at the upper high rocks was cut out last year (2015) and is now gone. Though not recommend to cross, it was a fun tree to play on and jump off of in the warm summer months. But it is now gone. I recommend this trail for anyone that wants to take it easy

Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

450 Feet

Activities

Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Point-to-Point

Added by

Hannah Kemp

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