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Alder Flat Trail #574 is a 1.8 mile round trip hike with 218 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 43 miles southeast of Portland Oregon. June and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.
This short and easily traveled trail meanders its way through old growth forest of Douglas Fir, cedar and hemlock as it winds down to the shoreline of the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River.
The trail begins at Hwy 224 (1,500’) at the trailhead and ends near the wide floodplain and shoreline of the Clackamas River (1,300). From Hwy 224, the trail heads southwest for 0.25 mile before turning northwest.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.