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Rho Ridge Southern 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.
Sign at the trailhead (bobcat)
Parking opposite the trailhead with Mt. Jefferson in the background (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • No forest pass is needed to park here.

Driving Directions

Via Estacada:

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.

Drive 25.5 miles, passing the Ripplebrook Ranger Station and Ripplebrook Campground and keep right on FR 46 for Bagby Hot Springs and Detroit at the junction with FR 57.

Stay on FR 46 along the Clackamas River for 26.9 miles and turn right onto FR 6350.

Go five miles and turn left on FR 6355. The trailhead is 0.2 miles on your right.

Via Detroit:

Drive I-5 south through Salem and take Exit 253 for Highway 22, Detroit Lake, and Bend. After making the exit, turn left onto Highway 22.

Drive 49.5 miles to Detroit and turn left onto FR 46 for Breitenbush, Elk Lake, and Olallie Lake.

Drive 17.1 miles and turn left onto FR 6350.

In about 5 miles turn left again at #6355 at a four way junction towards Cachebox Meadows.

In 0.2 miles, at the junction with the 150 spur road, look to the right for the trailhead.

Other Notes

The gravel roads can be a little rough, but are fine for passenger cars.

Page Contributors

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