Memaloose Lake

Memaloose Lake

Memaloose Lake

Easy (to Memaloose Lake)

2.8 miles round trip

700 feet elevation gain

Open mid-June to early November

Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

Moderate (to South Fork Mountain)

4.8 miles round trip

1400 feet elevation gain

This popular path is only 20 miles from Estacada, yet has the feel of the High Cascades. Hike 1.4 miles through a grand old-growth forest to a mountain lake in the woodsy cirque of a long-vanished glacier. If you like, continue up to the former lookout site atop South Fork Mountain for a view from the Three Sisters to Mt. Rainier. Maximum group size in the Clackamas Wilderness is 12.

From Interstate 205 near Oregon City, take exit …

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