True to its name, High Rock’s huge cliff drops over 600′ on the east side. An informal path runs along the open, rocky summit, providing great views of nearby Mt. Hood and close up photo ops of numerous rock-loving plants. This type of habitat is rarely this accessible, but the downside to being so close to the road is a certain amount of human impact. This makes a great short trip to do before or after doing the very close-by Anvil Lake trail.
No Trail: 1 mile round trip (4620–4850′) up road and path
Location: eastern Clackamas County; Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas River Ranger District
USGS Map: Wolf Peak; T5S.R7E.S1,12
Habitats: rock, cliff, forest
Bloom: mid-June to July
From Estacada, head southeast on Hwy 224 for 26 miles to Ripplebrook. Just south of Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on Road 57 and continue for 7.4 miles. Turn left onto paved Road 58 for 5.6 miles and turn left onto paved Road 4610. Follow for 1 mile until you see a pulloff on the right just past the Rock. Walk up the 4-wheel drive road 0.4 mile to reach an unofficial trail on the right or go all the way up the road 0.6 mile.
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