Top Adventures in Clackamas County

  • Bike the Timothy Lake Trail

    Located about 2 hours outside of Portland, Timothy lake is a great home base to adventure from. It has many campgrounds, lots of lake access and great loop around the lake that is open to both hiking and Mt biking. While the hiking loop is 13 mile...

    15 miles

  • Camp at Timothy Lake

    Timothy Lake is one very large, man-made lake in the heart of Mt. Hood National Forest, and can be considered one of the best summer camping spots in the area. With more than ten campgrounds to choose from, this area can accommodate almost every t...

  • Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

    The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.5 mile section of river lies within the Mt. Hood National Forest and offers...

  • Camp at Clear Lake

    Located just 1.5 Hours from Portland and on the east side of clear lake, this campground offers multiple water activities such as Kayaking, SUP, Fishing, and Swimming. What's great about this campground is that the sites are large and are shaded ...

  • Hike Devil's Peak Lookout

    The Trail:This hike is one of the 2 routes that lead to the lookout, and the shorter of the two. It requires more driving to get to the trailhead than the other, but less walking, so if that sounds appealing to you, you have come to the right plac...

    3 miles 660 ft gain

  • Hike to Veda Lake

    This hike starts at the Fir Tree Trailhead and is an out and back 2.8 mile round trip. It's short, but there's 660 feet of elevation gain. To start, you climb steeply then it's an easy hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the lake. The trail ...

    2.8 miles 660 ft gain

  • Climb Squaw Mountain

    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness.Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailh...

  • Hike the Salmon River Trail

    Largely Flat Trail4.4 Miles out and BackOld Growth ForestRiver Scouting OpportunitiesThere are seven trailheads all off to the right of E. Salmon River Road. All are easily accessible under normal conditions. The hike meanders alongside the river,...

    4.4 miles 50 ft gain

  • Photograph Trillium Lake

    Trillium Lake is a popular camp spot at the base of Mount Hood. It's known for it's scenery, abundant recreational activities, and is family friendly. Boating, swimming and fishing are quite popular on the 63 acre lake. There is a small boat ramp ...

  • Snowshoe Tom, Dick, and Harry

    Your day of adventure will start at the Skibowl West parking lot. Unfortunately, due to snowplowing, the roadside parking to the Mirror Lake trailhead is covered in snow. If you are doing this hike in the summer, be sure to check out this adventur...

    8 miles 1710 ft gain

  • Camp at Trillium Lake

    The reflection of Mt. Hood on the lake makes this trip definitely worth the visit.Try to arrive during the day so you can watch the sunset. For photographers, the south side of the lake is an amazing spot to take photos, especially on a windless d...

  • Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

    Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left...

    3.6 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Clackamas County, Oregon

      Hoodview

      Overview The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, miles of trails for exploration and...

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      Pine Point

      Overview Pine Point Campground is located on the shores of Timothy Lake in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. It is a beautiful place for individuals, families and larger groups to camp and enjoy nat...

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      Gone Creek

      Overview Gone Creek Campground sits on the edge of the beautiful Timothy Lake, in the shadows of Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest peak. The lush, green forest surrounding the campground provides campers ...

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      Lake Harriet

      Overview Lake Harriet Campground sits on the eastern shores of crystal clear Lake Harriet. It is located between the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, which flows into the lake, and the nearby...

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      Oak Fork

      Overview Oak Fork Campground is located on the shores of Timothy Lake in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, miles of trails for exploration an...

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      Clackamas Lake Historic Cabin

      Overview Clackamas Lake Historic Cabin gives campers an old-fashioned cabin experience with its well-preserved features, including a massive rock chimney, knot-free interior paneling and hand-wroug...

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