Roaring River Wilderness
The 36,768-acre Roaring River Wilderness is the largest block of Wilderness, designated in 2009 in Oregon. Located in the Roaring River Valley, a tributary of the Clackamas River, the Wilderness is named after the Roaring River. Salmon and steelhead spawn in the Roaring River and the area provides habitat for bears, cougars, mule deer, elk, spotted owls and pileated woodpeckers.
Lupine and Indian paintbrush are common wildflowers in summer. Lakes in the area include the Rock Lakes and Serene Lake, while Cache Meadow is one of the many alpine meadows.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Estacada, OR|
|Information Center:||Clackamas River Ranger District: (971) 333-4100|
Trails/trailheads that access Roaring River Wilderness:
- Cache Meadow Trail #702
- Corral Springs Trail #507
- Dry Ridge Trail #518 - starts at Roaring River Campground
- Frazier Turnaround trailhead - access to Serene Lake Trail #512, Grouse Point Trail #517, and Shellrock Lake Trail #700
- Shellrock Lake Trail #700
- Rimrock Trail #704
Other trails within Roaring River Wilderness
Map of Roaring River Wilderness designated in 2009
- Roaring River Wilderness (PDF File)
Fish Creek, High Rock, Mount Mitchell, Three Lynx. Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.
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