Hiking & Backpacking

Estacada is home to hundreds of miles of hiking trails, some with connections to the Pacific Crest Trail. Visitors from around the world flock to see the raw nature and beauty the hiking trails located throughout the Mt. Hood National Forest bring. Create a new adventure today!

Below you will find great resources for locating hiking trails around Estacada, The Clackamas River Wilderness Area and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

US Forest Service

Clackamas River Wilderness Area

The 9,181 acre Clackamas Wilderness consists of five widely separated tracts of road-less land, scattered on either side of the Clackamas River over 50 miles east of Estacada. 

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Map My Hike

Discover Your Path

MapMyHike.com lets you join those around you to find great hiking routes and courses.  Download the app to track your progress and discover new places! There are over 60 routes and courses on MapMyHike.com

Discover Hiking Trails on MapMyHike.com


A Service of Trailkeepers of Oregon

A List of great hikes complete with directions to find trial heads. If you are looking for a new adventure this is a great place to start! Oregon Hikers is a Service of Trailkeepers of Oregon

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Hike Estacada! Share your pictures #Estacada
Hike Estacada! Share your pictures #Estacada


If you know of a hidden gem or something new, post it in the comments below! 

RSS Forest Service Alerts

  • Eagle Creek Fire Area Closure November 23, 2018
    Due to the Eagle Creek Fire, a legal closure is in effect for the Hood River Ranger District. The following are closed: %3Aul%3A %3Ali%3ANorth of the western Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Boundary up to Wahtum Lake%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3AWest of Wahtum Lake%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ANorth of Rainy Wahtum Trail #409%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3AWest of Mt. Defiance Trail #413%3A/li%3A %3Ali%3ASouth of the […]
  • Road 16 Point Closure Impacts Access to Vista Ridge Trail October 29, 2018
    The 16 Road, sometimes referred to as “Red Hill Road” will be indefinitely due to timber harvest operations. Visitors wishing to use FSR 16 should anticipate the closure restricting access during the week and some weekends. The point closure is located about 7 mi. from Red Hill Bridge and about 8 mi. from the 18 […]
  • Pile Burning Announced Across the Forest October 11, 2018
    With the anticipation of rain and cooler temperatures fire managers across the Mt. Hood National Forest are planning for the start of the fall pile burning season. Pile burning began last week %3A10/15/18%3A and will continue over the next several weeks or months, depending on conditions. Hood River and Barlow Ranger District pile burning may […]
  • Paradise Park Trail #778 Tree Damage July 13, 2018
    Hikers should be advised there is significant tree damage in multiple places in the Paradise Park area with complex log piles and deep snow remaining in some spots. These blow down events can be too large to go around without utilizing a backcountry map and compass navigational skills. These log piles can be dynamic and […]
  • Trillium Lake Boardwalk Temporarily Closed July 13, 2018
    A part of the boardwalk around Trillium Lake is temporarily closed due to the need to replace a section of rotting wood. The public is still able to walk to the closure points at either end of the affected part of the boardwalk.
  • Laurance Lake Campground and Road 2840 Closed May 31, 2018
    Due to maintenance and construction activities at Clear Branch Dam, all National Forest Service lands within 1/4 mile of the high water mark of Laurance Lake and all methods of travel along National Forest Service Road 2840 %3ALaurance Lake Road%3A on the Hood River Ranger District are closed until further notice. For additional details please […]
  • Rim Fire - Size of Area Closure Reduced September 19, 2017
    The Rim Fire Aea Closure has been reduced. Please see the Closure Order and Map for details.

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