Oregon's Hike-in Lakes

Not all of Oregon’s high elevation lakes support fish. To help create fisheries in some of these off-road areas, ODFW stocks hundreds of lakes every two years with brook, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and Tripolids. Here are their locations.

North Willamette District

TROUT LAKES OF THE OREGON CASCADES 

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas. For more information about these lakes -- including the species stock, GPS coordinates and additional trail notes -- click here and Scroll down the table to view the GPS Coordinates for your lake of interest NORTH WILLAMETTE HIGH LKES BI-YEARLY STOCKING PROGRAM.

Anvil Lake Google GPS Coordinates 45.13739301 -121.8568587. Directions to Anvil Lake (a small 2 acre lake with a depth of 5 feet) from Mt Hood Village Oregon.  Follow US-26 E to NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd in Wasco County for 29 min (24.3 mi) travel time. Continue onto Oregon Skyline Rd. Take NF-42 and NF-57 to NF-5820 in Clackamas County for 30 min (15.8 mi) travel time to Anvil Lake Trailhead.

Anvil Lake Trail #724 From Portland, OR travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 25.3 to Forest Road 57. Take the left fork onto Forest Road 57 and follow it for 7.2 miles to Forest Road 58. Turn left (east) onto Forest Road 58 and travel 6.3 miles to Forest Road 5800-160.

This trail passes through the beautiful Black Wolf Meadows on the way to Anvil Lake. This trail begins at Forest Road 5800-160 (4,160’) and ends at Forest Road 5820 (3,960’) near Anvil Lake. There are a few wet spots along the trail. Wildflowers are plentiful and huckleberries are everywhere when in season. Fishing opportunity is good at the lake for rainbow and cutthroat trout but cutthroat trout are the dominate fish species? There is dispersed camping along the trail. Tread lightly in the meadow.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File). Google Maps GPS Location 45°08'14.6"N -121°51'24.7"W.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas Ranger District, Estacada Ranger Station

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Averill Lake is an 11 foot deep 12 acre lake located off of the main east-west thoroughfare of the Olallie area trail network including Timber Lake, Top Lake, Cigar Lake, Fork Lake, Sheep Lake, Wall Lake and Red Lake. Averill Lake is stocked with brook trout triplods every other year.

Directions: From Mt Hood Village Follow US-26 E to NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd in Wasco County 29 min (24.3 mi) travel time. Continue on NF-42. Drive to NF-4220 in Marion County 1 hr 44 min (44.1 mi) travel time to Averill Lake. Averill Lake GPS Location: 44°48'58.3"N 121°50'41.5"W

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Big Slide Lake is located at Google maps GPS Location 44°53'21.9"N -122°05'08.1"W. The lake covers 4 acres in size with a maximum depth of 10 feet. The lake also contains brook trout triplods and is stocked every other year.

Big Slide Lake Trail #553: this trail is in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness This is a short trail from Dickey Creek Trail #553 down to Big Slide Lake TThis trail begins at Dickey Creek Trail #553 and ends at Big Slide Lake. From Trail #553 (4,340’), the trail drops down a steep hill to the north end of Big Slide Lake (4,260’). Use caution descending if carrying a heavy backpack. There are several campsites along the lake. There are several day hike options if camping at the lake including Schreiner Peak Trail #559 (to Lake Lenore), West Lake Way #556 and Welcome Lake Trail #554.

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Directions:

From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Clackamas River Hwy (Forest Road 46) (approximately at milepost 50). Take the right fork onto Clackamas River Hwy and travel 3.7 miles to Collowash Road (Forest Road 63). Travel 5.7 miles on Forest Road 63 and turn right onto Forest Road 6340. Travel approximately 2.8 miles on Forest Road 6340 to Forest Road 6340-140. Follow Forest Road 6340-140 1.6 miles to the trailhead parking area at the end of the road. Follow Dickey Creek Trail #553 approximately 5.5 miles to the beginning of this trail (#553A).Return to Hike In To Walk-In Lakes

Upper Big Slide Lake is located near Big slide Lake at Google maps GPS Location 44.8865994 -122.0868222. The lake covers 1 acre in size with a maximum depth of 11 feet. The lake contains brook trout triplods whick are stocked by ODFW every other year. Return to Hike InTo Walk-In Lakes

Brown Lake North or Brown Lake South

Brown Lake North: depart from Clackamas Hwy 224 in Estacada, OR 97023. Head southeast on OR-224 Hwy/NF-46 for 25.2 miles. Beware of Seasonal closure of road. The road may be restricted at specific times. Turn right onto Clackamas River Rd / NF-46 and follow for 21.6 miles. Turn left onto the unpaved NF-4690 road for 3.4 miles. Keep right onto NF-4691 road for 1.6 miles. Brown Lake North is approximately a mile north of the NF-4691. I was unable to find any reference to some of the lakes ODFW stocks. I have to imagine that Brown Lake South is the lake located south of Brown Lake North.

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The GPS Coordinates for Brown Lake South is 44°51'32.9"N 121°49'16.0"W. The GPS Coordinates for Brown Lake North is 44°51'39.1"N 121°49'20.9"W To find the physical location of places of interest in the National Forest enter the GPS Coordinates in the FSTopo Map Products Task Bar.

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Buck Lake is located west of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest, and is accessible via Google maps GPS location 45°10'40.0"N 121°59'28.7"W. Buck Lake is stocked every other year with rainbow tripilod trout. The lake covers 9 acres in size with a maximum depth of 26 feet. The GPS Coordinates for Buck Lake are 45°06'39.1"N 121°52'19.1"W

Buck Lake Trail #728

This is a very kid-friendly hike to a quiet alpine lake. There are campsites at the lake. This trail begins at Buck Lake Road (Forest Road 5810-210) (3,820’) and ends at Buck Lake (4,080’). The trail climbs at a moderate grade to the west shore of Buck Lake.

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General Information at a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail cleaned 6/4/18
Reservations: Not required
Fees No fee
Permit Info: Not required
Open Season: May
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Water: Bring your own drinking water
Restroom: No
Passes: Not required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas Ranger District, Estacada Ranger Station first come first serve,

pack it in & pack it out, bring your own water

Directions: From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.2 miles to Oak Grove Fork Road (Forest Road 57) (approximately at milepost 50). Turn left (east) on Oak Grove Fork Road and travel 7.4 miles to High Rock Road (Forest Road 58). Turn left (northeast) on High Rock Road and travel 1.1 miles to Forest Road 5810. Turn right (east) on Forest Road 5810 and travel 4.9 miles to Forest Road 5810-210. Turn left (northwest) on Buck Lake Road (Forest Road 5810-210) and travel 0.5 mile to the marked trailhead at a pullout on the left (west) side of the road.Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Bump Lake via Google maps GPS location 44.84988214 -121.8446901 is 4 acres in size with a maximum depth of 3 feet. Cutthroat trout are the species of interest here. Directions to Bump Lake from Government Camp, Oregon 97028. Head east on Government Camp Loop toward Yule St. 2 min (0.5 mi).

Turn left onto US-26 E. for 13 min (11.2 mi). Continue on Oregon Skyline Rd to your destination in Marion County for 1 hr 15 min (36.1 mi).

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Burnt Lake via Google maps GPS location 45°21'04.6"N 121°48'08.5"W

Burnt Lake Trail #772

Trail access is affected by recreational gate closure on Dec 1st – April 1st annually.  Please see our Roads Table for current information. 

This trail enters the Mt. Hood Wilderness on the west side of Mount Hood. This trail accesses Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain with views above treeline. The north side also has wonderful old cedar snags showing remnants of a wildfire that came through around 1900.

Starting from the north Burnt Lake trailhead, this trail begins at Forest Road 1825-109 (2,680’) and ends at Forest Road 2627-207 (3,320’). From Forest Road 1825-109, the trail climbs steadily up to Burnt Lake (4,120’). There is a nice loop trail around the lake accessing several campsites. From the lake the trail continues up a steep climb 0.6 mile and reaches Zigzag Ridge (4,720’). Soon after, the trail reaches Zigzag Mountain Trail #775. Turn right onto Zigzag Mountain Trail #775 and follow the ridge westward 0.3 miles until Burnt Lake Trail #772 drops over the south side of the ridge descending to Devil’s Meadow area. From Devil’s Meadow the trail follows an easier grade down an old roadway to West Zigzag trailhead at Forest Road 2627-207. 

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Directions: North Burnt Lake trailhead:

From Portland, OR - follow U.S. Hwy 26 17.5 miles east of Sandy to Zigzag.  At Zigzag, approximately 0.4 mile past milepost 42, turn left (north) on Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). After 4 miles, turn east at Forest Road 1825 and continue 0.6 miles. Turn right across a bridge and continue another 1.1 miles to a fork in the road. Stay right at the fork and continue a 0.7 mile past Lost Creek Campground to Forest Road 1825-109. Turn right onto Forest Road 1825-109 and travel 1 mile to the trailhead at the end of the road. (A Recreation Pass is required at North Burnt Lake trailhead

South access to Burnt Lake Trail is from West Zigzag trailhead.

From Portland, follow US Hwy 26 for 20.2 miles east of Sandy and turn left (north), approximately 250 feet before milepost 46, at Zigzag Mountain Road (Forest Road 2627) . Follow this road for 4.3 miles to its end (the road eventually becomes Forest Road 2627-207). The trail begins 100 yards before the end of the road on the left (west) side of the road.Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Cast Lake is a 7 acre lake with a maximum depth of 17 feet. Directions from Mt. Hood Village.

From Hwt 26 in Mt Hood Village Head southeast on US-26 E toward E Greenwood Dr. for 1.6 mi.

Turn left onto E Lolo Pass Rd for 4.2 mi. Turn right onto Muddy Fork Rd. 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Muddy Fork Rd/NF-1825 for 0.5 mi. Turn right onto NF-382 and park.

Cutthroat trout are the fish species of interest. Cast Lake via Google maps is 45.35079679 -121.8376142 Cast Lake Trailhead # 796.

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Clear Lake is a large, artificial irrigation lake. As such, in late summer lake levels may be too low for boat access. In spring and early summer it is a popular recreation site for camping, boating and fishing. It is easily accessible off Highway 26, a major two lane highway. Size: 557 acres, Depth: average depth is 26 feet, Elevation: 3,500 feet.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat

Barrier Free Access:

Hiking:

Driving Directions: Clear Lake is approximately 65 miles east of Sandy off State Highway 26 to Eagle Ceek or Estacada or via Hwy 20 or Hwy 22. See map for directions from Hwy 20 or Hwy 22 to the lake.

Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout

Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait

Angling Season: Spring, Summer

CampgroundsClear Lake

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Cottowood Md

This trail is best in late summer or early fall to avoid the bugs in the areas with standing water. This trail travels through mature forest with opportunities to see large game. This trail was originally known as the old Cot Creek trail.

The trail begins at Forest Road 5830 (4,360) and ends at Forest Road 5830-260 (3,840’). From Forest Road 5830, the trails heads southeast through Google Maps GPS Coordinates at Cottonwood Meadows. The trail reaches a small lake after 0.3 mile (4,200’). Continue southeast 0.4 mile to the north end of Cottonwood Lake covers 6 acres with a depth of 4 feet at an elevation of 4,040’. Cottonwood Lake is stocked with Tripaloid Rainbow Trout. The trail continues along the east shore of Cottonwood Lake and continues south 0.4 mile to Forest Road 5830-240 (4,000’). Follow Forest Road 5830-240 east for 0.2 mile. The trail leaves Forest Road 5830-240 and heads south. The trail follows several switchbacks and continues downhill for 0.8 mile to the end at Forest Road 5830-260 (3,840’). Cottonwood Lake Via Google GPS Location 45.1068194 -121.9614183

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Directions:

From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.2 miles to Oak Grove Fork Road (Forest Road 57) (approximately at milepost 50). Turn left (east) on Oak Grove Fork Road and travel 7.4 miles to High Rock Road (Forest Road 58). Follow High Rock Road for 3 miles and take the left fork onto Forest Road 5830. Follow Forest Road 5830 for 7.6 miles to the parking area on the right (west) side of the road, approximately 0.2 mile beyond Forest Road 5830-230 (also the Rimrock Trail #704 trailhead). No toilet facilities or water is available.Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Cub Lake GPS location: 44°49'42.8"N 121°51'35.3"W to the north of NF-380. Cub Lake is a small lake covering only 2 acres but has a maximum depth of 12 feet. Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

David Lake GPS location:44.81164945 -121.8551047 southwest of Red Lake. David Lake is a small lake covering only 3 acres but has a maximum depth of 8 feet. Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Dinger Lake GPS location:45.14585808 -121.843692. Dinger Lake covers 15 acres but has a maximum depth of only 4 feet. Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Donna Lake GPS location:44.8070953 -121.8186907. Donna Lake is a small lake covering only 2 acers with a maximum depth of 8 feet. Tripolid Brook trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Double Peaks Lake GPS location:44.80689032 -121.8331786. Double Peaks Lake covers 4 acres but has a maximum depth of 13 feet. Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Eloise Lake**

Ercrama Lake GPS location 44.86539506 -122.1044809. Ercrama Lake covers 2 acres but has a maximum depth of 15 feet. Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interest here. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Fish Lake GPS location 44.8334525 -121.8138006. Fish Lake (Marion County, Oregon) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Hideaway Lake is a 12 acrea lake with a depth of 30 feet that supports a population of cuthroat trout. Facilities are found at Hideaway Lake Campground

Directions:

From Estacada, OR - go approximately 24 miles southeast on OR Highway 224, 7 miles east on Forest Road 57, 3 miles north on FR 58, and 5 miles west on FR 5830.

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L Lake is located south of the Lower Lake Campground and west of NF-4220 Cutthroat trout are the trout species of interes. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Lower Lake at Lower Lake Campground:Located on Lower Lake in the Olallie Lake Scenic Area just west of the border with the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.  The Lake covers 15 acres and a maximum depth of 73 feet and contains cutthroat trout. There are numerous small lakes in the area worth exploring. Recreational activities include hiking, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Lower Lake GPS Location:44°48'45.5"N 121°51'07.9"W

Directions: From Estacada OR - drive south on Highway 224 and travel 26 miles. The road becomes Forest Service road 46 for 20 miles. Turn east onto Forest Road 4690 amd drive 6 miles on pavement, then about 3 miles on gravel, to a junchtion with Forest Road 4220 at the junction to the resort turn off.  The roads are closed in the winter. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Memaloose Lake GPS location 45.09817244 -122.2366634. Memaloose Lake covers 8 acres to a maximum depth of 5 feet. Memaloose translates in Chinook Jargon to Dead Lake but name of the lake may not have anything to do with Native American history or meaning. The lake is stocked with triploid brook trout.

Memaloose Lake Trail #515 enters the Clackamas Wilderness.  This popular hike goes through old growth forest on the way to Memaloose Lake.

This trail begins at Forest Road 45 (3,440’) and ends at Memaloose Lake (4,080’).  The trail climbs gradually for 0.8 mile to a series of switchbacks.  Continue uphill another 0.4 mile to Memaloose Lake.  Head left, cross the outlet, and you’ll find several campsites.  If you wish to climb South Fork Mountain, continue straight on this unmarked, unmaintained trail 1 mile to the summit.

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From Estacada OR -  Detour route:  From Estacada Bridge (Junction of Hwy 211 and Hwy 224) to Molalla go 4.7 mile to Hillockburn Road. Turn left on to Hillockburn Road. From this junction it is 23 miles to the Memloose Lake trailhead. (Hillockburn road turns into FS RD 45 at the forest boundry).

Currently closed - From the Estacada Ranger Station take OR Hwy 224 (southwest) for 14.7 miles to (Memaloose) Forest Road 45.  Take the right onto (Memloose) Forest Road 45 and travel 12.1 miles to the parking area for the trailhead on the south side of the road. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Mirror Lake is a very popular lake located in the Mount Hood National Forest near Government Camp. ODFW stocks the lake every two years with rainbow trout. The lake also contains cutthroat trout. USFS Photo.

Mirror Lake Trail #664 provides access to the

Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.

A new parking lot and plaza area was finished in the fall of 2018 located immediately adjacent to Skibowl west along Hwy 26 near Government Camp. The plaza area includes vaulted toilets, picnic table, information kiosk, bike racks, and trash receptacle. The parking area contains two accessible parking spaces, and 49 regular parking spaces. The trailhead is located behind the restroom. 

Mirror Lake Directions: From Portland, OR – travel 27.5 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 and turn right into the Skibowl West/Mirror Lake Trailhead parking area. From Government Camp:  From the west end of the Government Camp Loop Rd.  turn right (West) onto Hwy 26.  Travel 0.4miles West on Hwy 26 to the Mirror Lake Trailhead Parking Area which will be on your left. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Monon Lake**- Directions: From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Forest Road 46. Turn right on Forest Road 46 and travel 14.8 miles to Forest Road 42. Turn left onto Forest Road 42 and travel 4.3 miles to Forest Road 4220 (Skyline Rd.). Turn right onto Forest Road 4220 and travel 13.5 miles to the southern trailhead on the southwest shore of Monon Lake.

Monon Lake Trail #729 This trail is in the Olallie Scenic Area. The path is very well maintained with elevated planking and bridges designed to protect the fragile lakeshore areas. The trail intersects numerous coves and inlets along its shore, making it popular with fisherman and canoeists. Though not stocked on a regular basis, Eastern Brook trout and Rainbow trout occur naturally in the lake. Monon Lake is the second largest in the scenic area, at 65 acres and 30 Ft deep at its center. This is a very kid friendly hike.

Mon-Olallie Trail #732. Trail #732 heads north for 0.2 mile to Olallie Lake and the Olallie Lake Trail. Continue straight (west) on #729 following the north shore of Monon Lake through a series of gentle ups and downs for 0.5 mile where the trail leaves the burn and enters the heavy timber. For the next 0.4 mile, the trail follows the northwest shore of the lake passing through several established campsites before reaching the trail’s end at Forest Road 4220. To return to the southern trailhead, head south on Forest Road 4220 for 0.25 mile.

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Nekbobets Lake Gps location 44°48'41.9"N 121°51'18.4"W

The following link is of interest to those interested in visiting the areas lake at 240 acres with a maximum depth of 43 feet, Ollallie Lake: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fly-Fishing Olallie Lake – Nature Chronicles

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Olallie Lake Resort is located 1 hr 37 min (57.3 miles) from Government Camp at Mount Hood. via US-26 W without traffic to Oregon Skyline Rd.Head northeast on NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd toward US-26 E for 164 ft. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto US-26 W for 11.2 mi. Turn right onto Government Camp Loop for 0.5 mi. From Government Camp travel east on Government Camp Loop toward Yule St for 0.5 mi. Turn left onto US-26 E. for 11.2 mi. Turn right onto NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd. Destination will be on the left.

Olallie Lake Resort is stocked yearly with rainbow and brook trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Swimming and the use of gas motors is not allowed, and dogs must be leashed at all times The resort rents row boats: electric trolling motors permitted. In addition fishing and boating the many hiking trails lead to lakes that allow fishing and swimming.

Olallie Lake: Peninsula Campground is the largest campground on Olallie Lake. Olallie lake is a large, high elevation lake bordered in part by the Warm Springs Reservation.  As the name suggests, Peninsula Campground is on a large chunk of land that extends out into the lake; an ideal location for fishermen and paddle boaters.  Located on Olallie Lake in the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. Contact the Clackamas River Ranger District for additional information at (971) 333.4100.

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Pyramid Lake is 5 acres in size and 9 feet deep. The Lake is stocked with cutthroat trout. Directions: From Mt. Hood Village, Or. Follow US-26 E to NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd in Wasco County travel time 29 min (24.3 mi) NF - 58 and NF -5830.

Take NF-58, Abbott Rd, NF-58 and NF-5830 to NF-130 in Clackamas County travel time 1 hr 2 min (26.5 mi) travel time to Pyramid Lake Oregon 97023

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Red Lake is one of the lakes located off of the main east-west thoroughfare of the Olallie area trail network including Timber Lake, Top Lake, Cigar Lake, Fork Lake, Sheep Lake, Avrill Lake and Wall Lake. Red Lake is 6 covers 6 acres with a maximum depth of 7 feet. Red Lake contains Brook trout Triplods, and is located in the Mountain Hood National Forest at GPS Location: 44°48'45.5"N 121°51'07.9"W

Red Lake Trail #719

This trail is the main east-west thoroughfare of the Olallie area trail network. There are several trails that can be accessed from this trail including 

Timber Lake Trail #733Pacific Crest Trail #2000Double Peaks Trail #735Lodge Pole Trail #706 and Potato Butte Trail #719A. Most of the popular lakes in the area are found along this trail including Timber Lake, Top Lake, Cigar Lake, Fork Lake, Sheep Lake, Wall Lake, Averill Lake and Red Lake.

This trail begins at Forest Road 4220 (Skyline Road) near Olallie Lake and ends at Red Lake Road (3,640’) (Forest Road 4600-380), near Red Lake. From Forest Road 4220 (5,000) the trail heads southwest climbing moderately and passes through the Rock Lakes Basin in the first 0.5 mile. After a further 0.1 mile, the trail meets the Timber Lake Trail #733 on the left. The trail continues heading southwest from the junction and reaches Top Lake in 0.3 mile. The trail turns north at the end of the lake and travels up a steep climb for 0.3 mile to a four way junction with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 (5,280’). From the junction, the trail becomes rocky and rough and continues northwest 1.1 miles to the junction with Lodgepole Trail #706 (4,940’). Turn left (west) to stay on trail #719 and follow it for 0.3 mile, passing Fork Lake, to the junction with Potato Butte Trail #719A. For the next 2.3 miles, the trail travels through old growth forest and passes Sheep Lake, Wall Lake, Averill Lake and Red Lake and eventually reaches a powerline corridor. After crossing the corridor, the trail meets and follows a road for 250’ before intersection a second road (Forest Road 4600-076). The trail continues on the north side of Forest Road 4600-076 for 0.4 mile to its end at Red Lake Road (3,640’) (Forest Road 4600-380).

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Directions:

From Portland, OR to the EAST end of the trail, travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Forest Road 46. Turn right on Forest Road 46 and travel 14.8 miles to Forest Road 42 (Skyline Road). Turn left onto Forest Road 42 and travel 4.3 miles to Forest Road 4220. Turn right (south) on Forest Road 4220 and travel approximately 12 miles to the trailhead on the west side of the road. From

Portland, OR to the WEST end of the trail, travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Forest Road 46. Take the right fork onto Forest Road 46 and travel 26.5 miles to Forest Road 380. Turn left onto 380 and travel 1 mile to the trailhead parking area on the left (east) side of the road.Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes Round Lake is 9 acre lake with a maxium dept of 23 feet located in the mount hood national forest. The lake contains naturally produced cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout.

Round Lake Trail #565

This is a short easy trail to and around Round Lake and Round Lake Campground. This trail begins at  (3,520’), travels 6350 to 6355 (3,600’) and travel 4 miles to Forest Road 6355, traivel for 2.5 miles to the parking area for the trailhead leading to dispersed camping surrounding the Round Lake. There are several campsites along the east end of Round Lake. The parking area will be on your right hand side and the Forest Service sign identifies it.

Directions:

From Portland, OR - travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on Hwy 224 to Estacada and Hwy 224 for 26 1/4 miles becomes Forest Service Road 46. Continue on FS 46 for 27 miles to Forest Road 6350. Turn right onto Forest Road 6350 and travel 4.9 miles to Forest Road 6355. Take the left fork onto Forest Road 6355 and follow it for .3 miles to 6355-150 and take a left. Follow 6355-150 for .8 miles to a junction, take a sharp right onto the 220 spur and continue 2.1 miles to 6370. Turn right and follow 6370 3.5 miles to the trailhead on the right. Parking is near the old Round Lake Campground sign.

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Red Lake Trail #719

This trail is the main east-west thoroughfare of the Olallie area trail network. There are several trails that can be accessed from this trail including Timber Lake Trail #733Pacific Crest Trail #2000Double Peaks Trail #735Lodge Pole Trail #706 and Potato Butte Trail #719A. Most of the popular lakes in the area are found along this trail including Timber Lake, Top Lake, Cigar Lake, Fork Lake, Sheep Lake, Wall Lake, Averill Lake and Red Lake.

This trail begins at Forest Road 4220 (Skyline Road) near Olallie Lake and ends at Red Lake Road (3,640’) (Forest Road 4600-380), near Red Lake. From Forest Road 4220 (5,000) the trail heads southwest climbing moderately and passes through the Rock Lakes Basin in the first 0.5 mile. After a further 0.1 mile, the trail meets the Timber Lake Trail #733 on the left. The trail continues heading southwest from the junction and reaches Top Lake in 0.3 mile. The trail turns north at the end of the lake and travels up a steep climb for 0.3 mile to a four-way junction with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 (5,280’). From the junction, the trail becomes rocky and rough and continues northwest 1.1 miles to the junction with Lodgepole Trail #706 (4,940’). Turn left (west) to stay on trail #719 and follow it for 0.3 mile, passing Fork Lake, to the junction with Potato Butte Trail #719A. For the next 2.3 miles, the trail travels through old growth forest and passes Sheep Lake, Wall Lake, Averill Lake and Red Lake and eventually reaches a powerline corridor. After crossing the corridor, the trail meets and follows a road for 250’ before intersection a second road (Forest Road 4600-076). The trail continues on the north side of Forest Road 4600-076 for 0.4 mile to its end at Red Lake Road (3,640’) (Forest Road 4600-380).

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail Cleaned  7/6/18
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas Ranger District, Estacada Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR to the EAST end of the trail, travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Forest Road 46. Turn right on Forest Road 46 and travel 14.8 miles to Forest Road 42 (Skyline Road). Turn left onto Forest Road 42 and travel 4.3 miles to Forest Road 4220. Turn right (south) on Forest Road 4220 and travel approximately 12 miles to the trailhead on the west side of the road. From Portland, OR to the WEST end of the trail, travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.6 miles to Forest Road 46. Take the right fork onto Forest Road 46 and travel 26.5 miles to Forest Road 380. Turn left onto 380 and travel 1 mile to the trailhead parking area on the left (east) side of the road. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Rimrock Lake via Google maps GPS 44°48'35.1"N 121°49'11.8"W. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Sheep Lake Directions: to Sheep Lake from Mount Hood Village. 2 hr 14 min (68.4 miles) travel time via US-26 E and NF-4220. From Mt Hood Village, Oregon. Follow US-26 E to NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd in Wasco County 29 min (24.3 mi) travel time. Continue on NF-42. Drive to NF-4220 in Marion County for 1 hr 44 min (44.1 mi) to Sheep Lake, Oregon. Sheep Lake is a small lake covering 4 acres in size to a depth of 9 feet. Cutthroat trout are the fish species of interest here.

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Shellrock Lake is a 20 acre lake 46 feet deep that supports a population of Cut throat and brook tripaloid trout. Shellrock Trail Head Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Suzi Lake is accessible via Google maps GPS location 45°10'40.0"N 121°59'28.7"W - Suzi Lake covers 2 acres with the maximum depth of 7 feet within the Roaring River Wilderness. Suzie Lake contains cutthroat trout. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

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Wind Lake via Google maps GPS 45°17'04.3"N 121°47'28.7"W Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Ochoco Reservoir (Crook) The drainage basin for the reservoir consists mainly of forest land within the Ochoco National Forest. The lower portion of the basin is mostly private rangeland, as is most of the shoreline. On the north shore is Ochoco Lake State Park with a resort, marina, camping areas, and picnic grounds. Recreational use is heavy and good rainbow trout fishing has been available in recent years. However, Ochoco Reservoir has a long history of fishery problems. It was treated in 1968 to remove scrapfish, and treated again in 1973. By 1974 the reservoir was back in production after being restocked. It is open all year and fish are caught at any season. Ice fishing is also popular in the winter.

Ochoco Lake – Crook County Parks and Recreation District Operated by Crook County Parks and Recreation District, Ochoco Lake Campground is open seasonally from April 1 through approximately October 31 each year, depending on weather and the water level of the lake. Located just seven miles east of Prineville on Highway 26 (11700 NE Ochoco Hwy), Ochoco Lake Campground is situated right on the shores of Ochoco Lake. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Ochoco Creek (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) a 30-mile (48 km) tributary of the Crooked River. Ochoco Creek begins in the extreme southwestern corner of Wheeler County near its border with Crook County in the Ochoco National Forest. Entering Crook County, it flows southwest for about two-thirds of its course, roughly parallel to Forest Road 22 and U.S. Route 26 to the Crooked River near Prineville.[4][5]

According to ODFW Ochoco Creek is home to a thriving population of Redband trout up to 20 inches.

Ochoco Creek by The Bulletin Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Marks Lake at 44.4660864 (latitude), -120.4272209 (longitude)

Bandit Springs Rest Area US-26 Rest Area

Ochoco Divide Sno-Park is located just off Highway 26 and just below Ochoco Summit.  From the large parking area,

Snowmobile Trail (#1) heads east and links up with a network of snowmobile trails associated with Walton Lake Sno-Park. The parking area is surrounded by many large ponderosa pine trees that give it a secluded feel despite its close proximity to the highway.  

Ochoco Divide Sno-Park is ideal for people who prefer to travel on relatively well-maintained roads in the winter and recreate in areas that are less crowded. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Ochoco Divide Campground is a convenient place to camp while traveling across scenic State Highway 26 by bicycle or car.

Resting at the top of the Ochoco Divide in a ponderosa pine forest and at an elevation of 4,700 ft., the campground is easy to access yet gives the high altitude forest feel.

Nearby recreational activities include birding, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, nature viewing and road biking. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Ochoco Divide Group Site is located within Ochoco Divide Campground.

View a map of Ochoco Divide Campground.

Cougar East Trailhead Description from the Friends of Cougar East Trail: This trail is located on the north-western side of the Ochoco National Forest and follows road #835 for 4.5 miles to Cougar Creek. After 1.5 miles the trail intersects road 550: continue north on the road for 300 yards and the Cougar Creek trail will resume on the left. After reaching the top of the butte the trail briefly cuts across a gravel pit along road 2730. The trail winds down an additional mile before reaching Cougar Creek. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Painted Hills Overlook -- The Painted Hills Unit is located about 9 miles northwest of the town of Mitchell, Oregon. Distinguished by varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, this area preserves a sequence of past climate change. The Painted Hills Unit also contains a diverse assemblage of leaf fossils aging 39-30 million years old called the Bridge Creek Flora, and a small outcropping of rock containing animal fossils from 30-27 million years ago. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Gateway to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument on Hwy 19 and the John Day River Basin. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Riverside Hiking Trail, 59491 US-26 and the South Fork of the John Day River. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site - Think of Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site as an oasis. Its tall, willowy cottonwood trees provide shade and serenity. Each campsite is clothed with a variety of trees and other plants to give you that private, secluded feeling. The park borders the beautiful John Day River and is surrounded on all sides by some of Oregon's most pristine wilderness areas. You're as likely to have wildlife neighbors as human ones: the majestic Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer are frequent visitors. You can experience the thrill of seeing steelhead rush upriver to spawn. The park lies in the shadow of the Strawberry Mountain Range just a short drive away. Note to visitors: Mosquitoes are especially active during May-July.  Please prepare accordingly! Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

US Forest Service, Malheur National Forest - - Google maps location Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Unity Lake State Recreation Site The high desert surroundings of this park offer a unique experience to its guests. The fragrant smell of juniper lingers in the air and thrills the senses. The cool grass of the park is a vibrant contrast to the sagebrush and cheatgrass of the bordering lands. The Burnt River comes to rest behind the Unity Dam before continuing its path down the valley. Relax on the shores or enjoy water sports. There's a boat ramp to accommodate the water skier as well as the angler. A peacefulness will engulf you at Unity Lake State Recreation Area whatever you choose to do. Google Directions. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Unity Forest State Park - Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Elk, mule deer, antelope, cougar, bobcat and black bear can be seen along this stretch. The forest is heavily treed with ponderosa pine. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Flagstaff Hill - Baker City, Oregon. This 23,000 square-foot interpretive center atop Flagstaff Hill overlooks nearly seven miles of well-preserved Oregon Trail ruts that extend across Virtue Flat southeast of Flagstaff Hill. This arid trail segment, where emigrants fought their way through shoulder-tall sagebrush, tested weary emigrants who had endured four or five difficult days ascending Burnt River. In places, several ruts run parallel, suggesting some teams pulled alongside or ahead of others in the push to reach the Powder River.

But travelers were also greeted with their first site of the Promised Land beyond. From atop Flagstaff Hill, the Blue Mountains beckoned in the distance, assuring emigrants that their long journey from the Missouri would soon end in the long awaited Willamette Valley.

The Bureau of Land Management operates the interpretive center. Living history programs, life-sized dioramas, an amphitheater, and an interpretive trail system support the center's theme of describing life along the trail. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Welcome to the Nyssa River Park located on the Snake River. Return to Hike InTo Walk In Lakes

Return to mile by mile section of the Oregon Coast Trail. Oregon Lakes