The Mt. Hood National Forest is currently closed to public access, including all campgrounds, day use areas, trails, boat ramps, and more. Forest Service roads are closed to the public across the Mt. Hood National Forest unless you are vacating the Forest


Hillockburn Trail #516


This trail is in the Clackamas Wilderness and is mainly used for fishing opportunities on the South Fork of the Clackamas River.

The trail begins at Forest Road 45 (2,400’) and ends at the South Fork of the Clackamas River (1,520’). From Forest Road 45, travel south on an abandoned road for 0.1 mile.  Continue travelling south 0.7 mile to the beginning of several switchbacks.  Head down the switchbacks 0.6 mile to the end of the trail at the South Fork Clackamas River.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Permit Info: A Wilderness permit is required to enter a Wilderness in Mt Hood National Forest from May 15 through October 15. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads and Wilderness boundaries.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas River Ranger District 16400 Champion Way Sandy, Or 97009 (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 5.4 miles to OR Hwy 211 (Woodburn-Estacada Hwy).  Turn right onto OR Hwy 211 and travel 4.8 miles to South Hillockburn Road.  Turn left onto South Hillockburn Road (Forest Road 45) and travel 6.7 miles to the parking area for the trailhead on the east side of the road.  



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  Area/Length : 
1.4 miles

  Elevation : 
1520' - 2400'


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