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Rainbow Campground Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

This trailhead lies within the boundary of extensive wind-driven fires that burned in September, 2020.
It and the trails that it services are presumed closed until further notice.
Alders along the Oak Grove Fork near the campground (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • No passes or fees required, except to camp
  • Campground is open only from Memorial Day weekend to mid-September

Driving Directions

Driving south on I-205, take Exit 12A for Highways 224 and 212E, Clackamas and Estacada.

From the merger with Highway 224, drive 3.3 miles and turn right on Highway 224E for Carver and Estacada.

Go 15.3 miles, passing through Carver and Estacada. On the east side of Estacada, at the junction with Highway 211 for Molalla and Woodburn, keep straight on Highway 224 for the Upper Clackamas River and North Fork Lake.

From here it’s 25.5 miles on 224E past the Ripplebrook Guard Station to the junction with FR 57 for Timothy Lake.

Turn right just past this intersection into the Rainbow Campground and drive another 0.3 miles to the trailhead at the south end of the campground.

Note: The campground entrance gate is closed from mid-September to Memorial Day weekend. Park to the side here and walk down the road to the trailhead.

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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