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.