Destination: Pup Creek Falls, Clackamas river
Where we meet: Next Adventure 9:30 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM
Duration: ~7.5 hours
Experience Necessary: No Previous Experience Neccessary
Equipment Provided: Next Adventure will provide transportation, snacks, and experienced guides that can answer questions about the flora, fauna, geology and local history of the trail.
Spectacular Pup Creek Falls will be the destination on this hike from the Fish Creek Trailhead. The mighty Clackamas River and the boaters on it are an attraction in itself, and the old growth trees, beaches and wildflowers make this an ideal trail in any season.
The moderately-graded Clackamas River Trail winds along the river from pebbly beaches to cliff-tops through Doug-fir forest. If the fall rains are right, salmon spawn in the river shallows and mushrooms grow by the trail. A side trail leads to 100-foot tiered Pup Creek Falls churning in a basalt basin.
200 feet gained over 3-6 miles.
You need to bring:
sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks
hiking apparel (anything but cotton)
water (2 quarts)
lunch (& snacks if you have special dietary needs)
sun and rain gear
your trail essentials (see below)
Things you may want to bring:
notebook / sketchbook