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LaCamas Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (2.68 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

Many different paths to choose. From a beginner flat path through the woods to a extreme roller coaster. Beautiful scenery all around with lakes, trees, and waterfalls.
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Latitude
45.598665689820656
Longitude
-122.3931884765625
Trail Directions
From Portland Take I-205 North to HWY-14 East to 6th avenue Camas Business Loop Exit(about 7 miles from I-205). Yellow flashing light at exit. Follow 6th avenue to NE Garfield Street. Turn left onto Garfield up hill to NE Everett Street. Turn right onto Everett and follow about 1 1/2 miles. On right hand side there will be a park and a parking lot. There are rail map signs in park. area.
Trail Length
3-7 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Camas
   


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Review Date
August 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jaydon ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Nice trail, allot of garbage so im going with a friend of mine and pick up trash along the dam.



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Review Date
May 13, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brain ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is not a weekend getaway destination by any means. It is, however, a solid routine for me after work or whenever I want a good workout without spending half a day getting there and back. This area actually surrounds Round Lake. Lacamas Lake is the much larger lake across the road.

Recommended Route:
Park at the lower trailhead on the road between Camas & Washgoual (go east from the Camas Safeway about an eighth of a mile, and you will see this lot over the bank on your left), ride up to and around the lake a few times to make a good workout - it's probably about a mile around the lake itself. Then, don't miss the "moguls". To get there, head south at the WEST end of the dam on Round Lake. This will take you across the face of a smaller dam and into an area that might be called a "bicycle playground". There are lots of informally-developed jumps and tight twists around trees. There is nothing very technical, but it is a great place to work on balance in preparation for those weekend switchbacks.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Three Corner Rock



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Review Date
January 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: titusdc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a good trail close to Vancouver and Portland. Some nice short single track sections and nice scenery of the creek, Potholes and a lake. You can get a nice little workout with approx. 6 mile loop.

Recommended Route:
Around south side of lake from trailhead. Turn south and the trail goes along the stream to a bridge you cross over to west side of stream. Ride down to south trailhead and then backtrack back to bridge. Cross bridge and go straight heading east. Begin a continuous climb for about a mile to east trailhead. Backtrack and go right at the fork. Take your second right for a short section that takes you back to the lake. Hang a right at the lake and ride approx. 1.25 miles to the trailhead on the northside of lake. Take the paved road west to main road and hang a left. Go over bridge and back to west trailhead. Have fun and respect the hikers and joggers (We don't won't to loose our right to ride here) Thanks, DC

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wish I knew somemore in the area.



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Review Date
July 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jethro , from Vancouver, WA

Summary:
I think people are missing the point about this trail. Yes, it's not really technical, and a lot of it is wide gravel pathways. You might even have to dodge a pile of dog poop now and then! Bottom line: You're not going to develop mad skills here. Boo Hoo! What you will get, if you ride here two to three times a week, even in the winter, is a great workout, and you'll stay in shape for those big weekend rides. It's right in near town - 5 minute drive from work/home for me and many others - so no excuses! Get out there and ride! It's a fun enough trail for weekday workouts, and if you keep your eyes open, you'll find some fun jumps here and there.

Recommended Route:
Anywhere -- do it all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Prune Hill, Cold Creek



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Review Date
June 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jon , from Portland, OR, USA

Summary:
I went to LaCamas lake with pretty low expectations based on the reviews here. I was bringing a friend on one of his first clipless SPD rides so I figured we'd hit something easy. To my surprise, we ended up doing the whole big figure 8 twice and getting some decent exercise. If you are constantly looking for the singletrack off the main trail there are a few sections which are actually fun. All in all, for a trail this close to the city, it makes a good beginner ride.

Recommended Route:
Find all the singletrack you can. Do it two or three times for more fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Larch Mt.



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