Rainbow to Riverside CG Tr723

3D view of Rainbow to Riverside CG Trail #723

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 3

Steepness: 4

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

The Riverside National Recreation Tr723 is a relatively short riverside trail which connects Rainbow campground to Riverside campground. Just a fun little trail to ride if camping in the area.




Avg: 7mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:1200'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 1hr





As the profile map shows, the ride involves four 100' ascents, so is not a city park, with up to a 10% grade over the short distance of each hillside traverse.

Rhododendron Ridge Urban Link Tr564 is across the Clackamas River, with no good way to link these two river trails.

Urban Link Tr564 is more intermediate and at 9.7mi, is long enough to be a destination ride.


The 19.5mi (6100' ascent) Rhododendron Ridge Urban Link Tr564 connects Indian Henry campground to RAAB campground, and will be too rough for some intermediate riders.

Depending on recent forest service maintenance, some pathfinding may be required where the trail wanders from the riverside.

Although the ride can start from either campground, Indian Henry is more accessible and at the (slightly) lower elevation.

As with the loss of Clackamas River Tr715, Rhododendron Ridge Urban Link Tr564 may at any time be lost to biking, so please obey any posted biking prohibitions.

Nearby Rhododendron Ridge Tr564 is worth checking out as well, for intermediate riders willing to do some climbing.

Directions: I-205S to SR224E to FR46 to Rainbow CG. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Rainbow to Riverside Campground Trail #723 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Rainbow Area Topo Map

  • TH: Traverse the hillside, alongside the Clackamas River, with short climbs at .8mi, 1.4mi, 2.1mi, 2.8mi and 3.1mi.
  • 2.5mi: Merge with FR46 to get around a bend in the river.
  • 3.3mi: Turn around at Riverside and head back to Rainbow.



Best Area Guide

Trail Index

This Ride

Rhododendron Urban Link Trail 564, Riverside National Recreation Trail 723


Alders Flat Campground, Frazier Campground, Hideaway Lake Campground, Indian Henry Campground, Lake Harriet Campground, RAAB Campground, Rainbow Campground, Ripplebroook Campground, River Ford Campground, Riverside Campground, Roaring River Campground, Shellrock Creek Campground, Sunstrip Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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