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


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

RSS Forest Service Alerts

  • Lolo Pass Rd./FSR 18 Closed from 8/6/18-Early Sept. August 3, 2018
    A culvert replacement project will close Lolo Pass Rd./FSR 18 beginning on Monday, August 6. The Road will remain closed until early September. The closure is located at mile post 6.7 %3Ameasured from Hwy. 26%3A. The alternate route is FSR 1825/1828. The closure and detour route will be signed.
  • Road 16 Closed at bridge crossing-Use Baseline Rd. to access Vista Ridge July 31, 2018
    Road will be closed beginning 7/16 for bridge construction project at the Middle Marco Creek bridge crossing, which is 1.6 miles east of the junction with FSR 18, and 17.7 miles west of the FSR 16 & Baseline junction. The road is OPEN except for the work zone at the bridge location. Closure will last […]
  • White River Fire Emergency Road Closure - FSR 43 & 3530 July 25, 2018
    The following forest road closures are in effect as a result of the White River Fire: Travel is not permitted southwest off of the 48 road at its junctions with 43, 270 and 4885. Spur roads 270 and 4885 are closed in their entirety. The 43 road is open from highway 26 northeast to its […]
  • Fire Restrictions - Campfires Prohibited Across Forest July 24, 2018
    Due to elevated fire danger and continued very hot, dry weather conditions all campfires %3Adeveloped campgrounds and general forest area%3A are now prohibited across the entire Mt. Hood NF. Included in the prohibition are target shooting, ATV use, and other uses. Please see the Forest Order for details.
  • 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.
  • Summer Closure: Laurance Lake Campground and Road 2840 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 October 31, 2018, or until rescinded. […]
  • Eagle Creek Fire Area Closure May 18, 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 […]
  • Rainbow Campground Closure May 4, 2018
    The Rainbow Campground will be closed beginning May 23, 2018 due to road maintenance. It is estimated to reopen in August. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check here for other campgrounds and additional information.
  • 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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