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Milo McIver State Park Bat Trail

This guide will take you on a great hiking trail, a bat loop trail, and even a horse trail along the Clackamas River
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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  This park has a series of trails that run throughout it but for this guide I wanted to give a taste of three very different ones. The... more »

Tips:  The park is located just north of the town of Estacada. Follow Rte 211 out of Estacada and turn right shortly after crossing over the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. South Parking for Bat Trail

This is a self guided nature tour around a field with bat houses erected by a scout group. You will want to click the link of this guide for a .pdf brochure of the trail.

2. Bat Barn

Here there is a nursery colony of Townsend’s Big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii). This is one of the few in all of Oregon.

3. Parking and Maple Ridge Hiking Trail

Here you will find parking in the northern part of the park. At this northern section of the park you'll find some great views of the Clackamas River. The Maple Ridge trail that turns into the nature trail crosses the northern park road entrance and works its way south to the parking lot for the bat trail. Until just before the bat trail... More

4. Horse Trail Loop

This loop that starts from the Bat Loop Trail parking lot is a great horseback riding trail around the southern end of the park.