High Rock Road

Estacada, Oregon

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A beautiful drive along the mountain crest that lies between the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaringiver. The road skirts the southern boundary of the Salmon- Huckleberry Wilderness before it turns south to end at High Rock. The section near the Wilderness contains some narrow spots and can be muddy in spring and fall. The paved route along the Clackamas River from Estacada to the Ripplebrook Guard Station ranks among the state’s prettier drives. You will add a little adventure when you head up FR 4610, which goes through old-growth forest and provides vistas of the North Fork Clackamas and Roaring Rivers.

High Rock Road Professional Review and Guide

"A beautiful drive along the mountain crest that lies between the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaringiver. The road skirts the southern boundary of the Salmon- Huckleberry Wilderness before it turns south to end at High Rock. The section near the Wilderness contains some narrow spots and can be muddy in spring and fall.

The paved route along the Clackamas River from Estacada to the Ripplebrook Guard Station ranks among the state’s prettier drives. You will add a little adventure when you head up FR 4610, which goes through old-growth forest and provides vistas of the North Fork Clackamas and Roaring Rivers."

Activity Type: Climbing, Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Estacada
Distance: 25.8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Local Contacts: Mount Hood National Forest
Local Maps: USGS High Rock, Three Lynx
Driving Directions: Directions to High Rock Road

Recent Trail Reviews

8/24/2009
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I was really disappointed on this trail. About 3-4 miles past the lake in Squaw Valley, the road was washed out, and impassible in my Jeep... The road was just getting high enough to provide a good view, and I had caught my first glimpse of Mt. Hood (after climbing through the trees on a spur--because you can't see it from the drive). Also, we ended up taking a wrong turn on FR-4612 (?) that led to a nice vista, but cost us a lot of time and some confusion because the roads weren't labeled. I was mostly bummed because I didn't get to the end where the views were supposed to be the best... I wouldn't try to complete this trail without an ATV or a really narrow wheelbase.



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May 2018