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Dry Ridge Trail #518


This trail is in the Roaring River Wilderness. This trail climbs steadily for the first few miles and intersects Grouse Point Trail #517 east to Rock Lakes Basin area.

This trail begins at Roaring River Campground (1,000) and ends at Grouse Point Trail #517 (4,000).  From the campground the trail heads southeast for 0.3 mile to the beginning of a steep, 2 mile uphill grade.  The trail reaches the ridge and the trail grade becomes less steep.  The trail follows the ridge for the next 2.9 where it ends at the junction with Grouse Point Trail #517.  Visitors can follow Grouse Point Trail #517 east to the Serene Lake Trail #512 or the Rock Lakes Basin area.

Trail open to, but not recommended for horse use.  Extremely steep, narrow tread in segments.

Trail Description & Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Open Season: April
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas Ranger District 16400 Champion Way Sandy, Or 97005 (971) 333.4100

General Information


From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy.  Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224.  Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel for 11.9 miles to the Roaring River Campground (approximately 0.5 mile past milepost 41). If the Campground is not open, park at the gate. The trail begins at the northeast end of the campground near campsites #6 and #7. Parking is available for about 6 cars (near campsites #10 and #l1).



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  Area/Length : 
5.2 miles

  Elevation : 
1000' - 4000'


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