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Rimrock Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Swamp at the headwaters of the South Fork Cripple Creek, just below the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Sign in at Wilderness Permit box

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.

Drive 24.9 miles along the Clackamas River and, just past the Ripplebrook Ranger Station, turn left onto paved FR 4631.

Keep to this road, and drive 2.5 miles to a junction. Here, bear right on FR 4630, which becomes gravel.

It’s another 0.6 miles to the junction with FR 4635, where you turn left.

Drive up this narrow, often potholed road for 8.7 miles to a junction and go right on FR 140.

Go 2.3 miles on this road until you come to a junction at a clearcut. Turn right at the junction onto FR 146.

Drive 0.3 miles and, just past the end of the clearcut, find parking on the left or right side of the road.

NOTE: Topo maps show the trail starting at the end of 140, which is incorrect. 140 is blocked by a berm a short distance past the junction with 146.

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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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