Hwy 224 and Road#46 from Estacada to
Detroit is apx. 70 miles in length with dispersed
camp sites along the way. There are very few
cars on this road that winds and twist it's way
through the Cascade Mountain Ranges in
Mount Hood National Forest.
Starting from Estacada on Hwy.224
NOTE This is only a partial list.
Mount Hood National Forest boundary
is about 7 1/2 miles west from Estacada
It is easy to find a good camp...
No services for the next 70 miles.
ROAD#45 / MIDDLE ROSE ROAD
9 miles east of Estacada
(Between milepost 33-34?)
You will see the steel bridge and on the
other side is nice camp area. It is best with
a tent, as you can set up in the trees along
the river's bank.
Mount Hood from Fish Creek Road #49
Mount Hood is the tallest peak in Oregon
FISH CREEK ROAD #49
Between Milepost 40-39
Paved single lane road with upgrades
Some camps the first three miles.
The road continues about 6 more miles
Views of Mount Hood near the top.
Old Beaver Dam on Road#4620
Indian Henry Campground is about a mile.
Continue up the road and there are some
beaver dams in a couple miles. One dam
was old and covered with moss. Now the
area looks like a swamp. You can still see
tree stumps from where beavers harvested
the trees, leaving behind classic teeth marks.
You can find some places to camp.
Another great camp is Road #262
1/5 mile east of Road #57 / Rainbow Campground.
Road #262 is only about 1/8 mile with camps areas.
There are trails through the moss covered forest that
lead to the river. Makes a good hideout from the rest
of the world
About 34 miles from Estacada are some
hot springs and a campground along the
river's banks. It is always crowded...
Road#46 Pumice Cliffs