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Clackamas River Trail

Clackamas River Trail
July 29th, 2017
Clackamas River, Estacada, Oregon
Distance: 10 miles
EG: 1796ft

Let me say this hike is a hidden gem. It was brand new to me, and I had never had any interest in doing it in the past because it just seemed to short, and easy. But, we needed a makeup hike, close in and fairly easy for this group of kids. So this was going to be the hike.

The first few miles were full of noise from the road, but it quickly got drowned out by the beauty of the "Narrows" so gorgeous! from then on it was gorgeous, then overgrown, then to probably the most stunning waterfall called Pups Falls. I have no idea how it got its name, because of its the furthest thing from a pup, this is a big dog falls! The hike into it was a bit treacherous, but nothing we couldn't handle.

One of my favorite moments of this hike was seeing my son want to climb this waterfall. That may seem like not much of anything to any outdoorsman, but my son is not a fan of hiking, yet he…

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