Alder Flats

This is a short hike to a great swimming area on a picturesque part of the Clackamas River. With the trailhead being just over an hour from Portland this area actuisn't too crowded. There is a large amount of rocky beach to relax on, and many different areas to take a dip. There is some current and the water is pretty cold, but on a hot day, it feels great! There isn't any cliff jumping, but there is a rock in the middle of the river that you can swim out to and jump off of. There are also a few campsites along the river, as well as many campsites nearby including, Lazy Bend, Lockaby, and Armstrong, so make it a weekend!