Faraday Lake

The perfect biking, running and walking spot, all year long

Walk, bike, run, repeat

Faraday Road is a popular spot to access Oregon’s Cascading River’s Scenic Bikeway PGE, a 70-mile route from Estacada to Detroit Lake. For a family-friendly ride, a rambling road run or a quiet walk with your dog, park at our Old Clackamas Highway trailhead and enjoy four miles of paved roadway.

Directions to Faraday Lake

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For more information

Use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.

Thinking ahead

We’re committed to keeping our parks safe, clean, sustainable and welcoming – but we need your help.

Before you go

  • Make a plan: Check for road closures on your route and research your destination for the possibility of fire bans, reservoir-swimming restrictions or other conditions that may affect your visit.

  • …and a plan B: Make a backup plan in case of crowds. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, come back another day. (Tip: try visiting on weekdays or at off-peak times to beat the crowd!)

During your visit

Keep it clear: Park only in designated areas. Do not double-park or block entrances.

  • Stop the spread: Wear a mask around people outside of your own party and practice social distancing.

  • Leave no trace: Help us protect these natural areas by staying on-trail, packing out your trash, and admiring wildlife from a distance.