Hike the Clackamas River Trail

Indian Creek Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Hannah Kemp

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.

Distance

7.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

450 ft Gain

Type

Point-to-Point

Activities

Camping, Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Forest
River
Waterfall

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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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

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