The trail rises levels and then drops. The river rises in eastern marion county.
You can see highway 224 below now as it has recrossed the clackamas to be on the same side of the river as the trail.
Clackamas river narrows. The clackamas river is an approximately 83 mile 134 km tributary of the willamette river in northwestern oregon in the united states draining an area of about 940 square miles 2 435 km 2 the clackamas flows through mostly forested and rugged mountainous terrain in its upper reaches and passes agricultural and urban areas in its lower third. You are past estacada. The narrows is a constriction on the clackamas river where the flow funnels through a basalt defile.
You are on your way to bagby hot springs it s october but it s still hot really hot. The narrows is an amazing retreat on a hot mid summer day. At some point you see a rather long.
This is among the most popular rafting trips in northern oregon due to it s proximity to portland great whitewater camping opportunities and classic pacific northwest scenery. The narrows is a unique spot where the river becomes pinched by this now eroding igneous rock and the current subsequently slows as the riverbed deepens. Just over 43 miles from portland up oregon highway 224 the clackamas river has carved and squeezed its way through an ancient basalt lava flow.
Indian henry to the narrows is a 6 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near estacada oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. Hike under an overhanging rock cliff and drop into a mossy cedar hemlock douglas fir pocket. Clackamas river narrows click to view whole series.
The clackamas is on your right the drive is windy and slow you stare at the river. On hot days this is a popular place to take a dip in the river. You ll experience continuous class ii iii whitewater with some class iv excitement thrown in.
The trail is primarily used for hiking walking nature trips and birding and is best used from april until september. One of the highlights of the trail is the narrows an area on the clackamas river where the river flows through a tight basalt cavern. The upper clackamas river from three lynx to north fork is a great 13 mile winter spring run close to portland or.
The aqua blue color of the river along the narrows in the winter. For many years a large log straddled the chasm and adventurous souls could cross from the north bank. You are in a van with some friends and a dog you like.
Half cave is a feature of the clackamas canyon section of the clackamas wilderness which runs from indian henry to the narrows. The clackamas river is an approximately 83 mile 134 km tributary of the willamette river in northwestern oregon in the united states. The clackamas wilderness five disjunct segments spread 50 miles apart was designated in 2009 under the omnibus public land management act a law which also created the nearby roaring river wilderness other small.
Draining an area of about 940 square miles 2 435 km2 the clackamas flows through mostly forested and rugged mountainous terrain in its upper reaches and passes agricultural and urban areas in its lower third.