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North Clackamas Park covers 45 acres of fields, waterways and groves of mature oak trees. 30 minutes from downtown Portland, this park is rich with recreation opportunities. Bordered on the north and west by restored natural habitat along Kellogg and Mount Scott Creeks, North Clackamas Park includes shaded picnic areas, a covered picnic shelter, softball fields and a fenced arena. Amenities include two playgrounds, walking paths, horseshoe pits and a large rose garden. 

A wide, paved trail connects many of the amenities in the park, most with accessible features.

Our suggested loop starts at the main parking lot at the covered picnic shelter and accessible bathrooms. Here you will find drinking fountains, a bike rack and benches. Follow the sidewalk toward the sports fields and you will connect to the wide, paved perimeter trail. There are many benches, picnic tables and trash cans along this route.

The first amenity you encounter is a horse arena and large natural surface parking lot. It is free to the public. As you continue on the trail, you will discover 2 playgrounds with paved access ramps leading into the bark chip playground surface. Off the trail, 2 compact gravel access routes lead to viewpoints overlooking Mount Scott Creek.

To complete the loop, cross the edge of an open field when the paved trail ends. At the far end of the field will be a tunnel through dense foliage with a small bridge, before connecting back to the sidewalk. There is no clear path or signage from the paved trail to the bridge. There may be a transition higher than 2 inches at the bridge.

Outside of the trail loop, the fenced off-leash dog area, rose garden and the Milwaukie Center are located in different areas with separate parking off the main entrance road. This park is accessed by Trimet bus #152 at the Milwaukie Center. The park opens at 7 am and closes at dusk.

North Clackamas Park

North Clackamas Parks & Recreation

Name: North Clackamas Park

Parks agency: North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District

Contact: (503) 742-4471 [Catherine Ramer]

Location: 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97269

Hours: 7 am–dusk

Public transit: Trimet bus #152 at *The Milwaukie Center

Length: 1.25 miles

How difficult do we consider it: Easy to Moderate with an occasional obstacle greater than 2 inches on the natural surface trail

Date of last visit: August 5, 2015


*The Milwaukie Center, located in North Clackamas Park, is more than just a bus stop location. It provides support and resources in the community. It conducts fitness classes for all ages and ability levels. Skilled staff and volunteers host senior-oriented programs to assist older adults to stay independent in their own homes in the North Clackamas area. They are open MondayFriday 8 am5 pm. 

To learn more, visit their website here.

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