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
Above: Memaloose Lake
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...