- 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.