Riverside Trail

  • Easy (to Rainbow Campground)
  • 5.2 miles round trip
  • 300 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year
  • Use: hikers, bicycles


An old-growth forest flanks this popular portion of the Clackamas River. Explore it on a riverside trail that visits secluded beaches and clifftop viewpoints. Because private concessionaires operate the campgrounds on either end of the trail—and charge $6 or more for parking—plan to start at the Riverside Trailhead along Road 46.

From Interstate 205 near Oregon City, take exit …

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