Clackamas River Trail

Pup Creek Falls

  • Easy (to first beach)
  • 1 mile round trip
  • 100 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year


  • Moderate (to Pup Creek Falls)
  • 7.6 miles round trip
  • 1050 feet elevation gain


  • Moderate (entire trail, with shuttle)
  • 7.8 miles one way
  • 1300 feet elevation gain


This all-year trail through the Clackamas River’s canyon features hidden beaches, mossy forests, and whitewater viewpoints. A highway unobtrusively follows the river’s far shore, making it easy to arrange a car shuttle and hike the 7.8-mile trail one way. If you can’t find a second car to shuttle, try a short walk to the trail’s first beach or a moderate hike to Pup Creek Falls.

From Interstate 205 near Oregon City, take exit …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.