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Estacada, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Estacada

  • Sandy, Oregon

    Photograph Jonsrud Viewpoint

    4.5
    The view from this spot is definitely worth the drive, if you're visiting Portland or the Columbia River Gorge area I highly recommend taking the time to stop here. Not a lot of people know about this spot and its likely you'll be the only person/people there!If you get the chance, definitely com...
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  • Gladstone, Oregon

    Run the Clackamette Park Loop

    1.2 mi / 10 ft gain
    Clackamette Park is known for its prime destination right off of the freeway and across from Oregon City's most popular shopping area, but it's frequented for its public boat dock, RV facilities, and handicap-accessible picnic benches. While the rest of Portland's parks freeze over or flood, Clac...
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  • Oregon City, Oregon

    Walk the Canemah Bluff Loop

    4.5
    1.6 mi / 200 ft gain
    You'll never stumble upon Canemah Park unless you're really looking for it. Tucked away in the hills of Oregon City above the Locks, this residential park has a miniature-sized set of everything you'd expect in a children's park: Playground, picnic benches, bathrooms, and wide, forested trails. D...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Hike Powell Butte Nature Park

    Before officially becoming a nature park in 1987, Powell Butte was primarily known for being home to four 50-million gallon underground reservoirs. Today, the wide expanse of land is packed with miles of trails-- the perfect place for hikers, mountain bikers, and even horseback riders to get thei...
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  • West Linn, Oregon

    Run Old River Road to George Rogers Park

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
    Portland and its surrounding suburbs are filled with trails and hidden treasures, including this stretch along the Willamette River. This road is a super popular pedestrian path and can be accessed from West Linn, the Mary's Woods and Marylhurst Development, or from Lake Oswego off of Highway 43....
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.7
    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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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

    5.0
    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 continuous class II-III boating with a little cla...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Night Sky Shooting at Vista House

    3.0
    The Vista House located in the Columbia River Gorge offers those looking to photograph the night sky without traveling long distance from Portland the opportunity to do so. Vista House is just far enough away from Portland's light pollution to allow you to capture enough stars on a clear night.T...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Latourell Falls Loop

    4.7
    2.02 mi / 820 ft gain
    Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead. The view from there isn't that great compared to ...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Climb Rooster Rock

    5.0
    Head to Rooster Rock State Park off exit 25 on I-84 E in the Columbia River Gorge. Park at the west end of the park.There are multiple paths at the west end of the park heading south to I-84. If you go too far west, you will hit water. Pick one of these paths which lead to the edge of the freeway...
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  • Molalla, Oregon

    Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop

    4.0
    3.72 mi / 702 ft gain
    Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Molalla, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Run Springwater Corridor Trail

    4.0
    7 mi / 50 ft gain
    Springwater Corridor is a 40-mile paved trail that stretches from downtown Portland all the way to Boring. This trail is wide, virtually flat, and yes, paved - but there is a clear manmade path on the dirt shoulders that's friendlier to knees. Any given day, you'll see dozens of cyclists and pede...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Frustration Falls

    3.0
    8.26 mi / 1854 ft gain
    The hike and possible rappel to Frustration Falls begins at the Salmon River trailhead right outside of Welches, Oregon. From the trailhead you follow the trail for about 4 miles at which point you reach Canyon View (Shown in pictures 5-6 above). From the main trail this is the only view of Frust...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail

    4.5
    4.4 mi / 50 ft gain
    Largely Flat Trail4.4 Miles out and BackOld Growth ForestRiver Scouting Opportunities There 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, providing ample opportunities to scout the rive...
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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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  • Portland, Oregon

    Tryon Creek Outer Loop

    4.5
    5.12 mi / 554 ft gain
    Tryon Creek State Park has a fantastic, well-maintained trail system that’s a great alternative to Portland’s downtown Washington Park and Forest Park. It’s a super family-friendly area with a Nature Center that hosts kid’s events year-round. This entire area is relatively small and therefore eas...
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Camping and Lodging in Estacada

Lazy Bend
Estacada, Oregon

Lazy Bend

Lockaby
Estacada, Oregon

Lockaby

Armstrong
Estacada, Oregon

Armstrong

Fish Creek (Or)
Estacada, Oregon

Fish Creek (Or)

Roaring River
Estacada, Oregon

Roaring River

Sunstrip
Estacada, Oregon

Sunstrip

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The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

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The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

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