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The Best Backpacking in Clackamas County

Looking for the best backpacking in Clackamas County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Clackamas County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Clackamas County

  • Estacada, Oregon

    Shellrock Lake #700, Serene Lake and Grouse Point Trail #517

    10.63 mi / 2799 ft gain
    Shellrock Lake #700, Serene Lake and Grouse Point Trail #517 is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    Little Crater Lake via PCT and Old 1916 Trail Loop

    10.95 mi / 1414 ft gain
    Little Crater Lake via PCT and Old 1916 Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Veda Lake Trail

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 748 ft gain
    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 descends via switchbacks down to the lake for the ...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.5
    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 Trailhead and immediately take your first left at the T....
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Twin Lake South via Twin Lakes Trail

    4.13 mi / 797 ft gain
    Twin Lake South via Twin Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Lower & Upper Twin Lakes via PCT

    5.77 mi / 974 ft gain
    Lower & Upper Twin Lakes via PCT is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail

    25.98 mi / 4245 ft gain
    Salmon River Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail: Short Option

    7.58 mi / 1706 ft gain
    Salmon River Trail: Short Option is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Salmon Trail via Kinzel

    14.85 mi / 4170 ft gain
    Salmon Trail via Kinzel is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak

    6.46 mi / 3110 ft gain
    Cool Creek Trail to Devil's Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

    5.0
    8.28 mi / 1726 ft gain
    Looking to score those iconic photos of Mt. Hood? Climb the well-graded trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, one of the most accessible summit hikes to Portlanders, and see where they were all taken. Starting from the busy Mirror Lake Trailhead, climb roughly 900 feet and 1.5 miles to Mirror La...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Barlow Pass to Upper Twin Lake via PCT

    7.02 mi / 912 ft gain
    Barlow Pass to Upper Twin Lake via PCT is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bagby Trail #544

    23.93 mi / 4442 ft gain
    Bagby Trail #544 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bull of the Woods Wilderness Loop

    29.31 mi / 6745 ft gain
    Bull of the Woods Wilderness Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Hunchback Trail #793

    18.18 mi / 5358 ft gain
    Hunchback Trail #793 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Zigzag Mountain Trail

    24.6 mi / 7280 ft gain
    Zigzag Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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