Roaring River Wilderness

Mt. Hood National Forest, Near Rhododendron, Oregon

Roaring River Wilderness does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The 36,768 acre Roaring River Wilderness is the largest block of Wilderness designated in 2009 in Oregon. Located in the Roaring River Valley, a tributary of the Clackamas River, the Wilderness is named after the Roaring River. Salmon and steelhead spawn in the Roaring River and the area provides habitat for bears, cougars, mule deer, elk, spotted owls and pileated woodpeckers.

Lupine and Indian paintbrush are common wildflowers in summer. Lakes in the area include the Rock Lakes and Serene Lake, while Cache Meadow is one of the many alpine meadow.

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