Please Note: Some areas of the Molalla River Recreation Area (including Table Rock Wilderness) are closed due to impacts from 2020 wildfires.
Distance: 6.5mi / 10.5km of trails
Elevation: 1,550ft / 470m
Home to more than 20 miles of trails, varying in degree of difficulty to suit any ability. You'll definitely want to check out the Molalla River Recreation Area since it's recently gone through a transformation, thanks in part to the Bureau of Land Management, with many new campsites, trails, swimming holes and day-use areas. Considering it was already a wonderful area to explore, it's really a no-brainer now. Plus, for those that like the Table Rock Wilderness Area, you can access it from here so you can really make a full day of it.
One trail we recommend trying is the Molalla River Rim Trail Loop. You'll hike uphill through old-growth forest and get to see Annie's Cabin, an old homestead named after its last tenant, which is a marker that you've nearly completed the six and a half mile trek.
Explore this if you like:
Well shaded hike
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.