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Charlton Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

Awesome singletrack by Lemish Lake to Charlton Lake.


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Map Key

7.3

Miles

11.8

KM

Singletrack

5,886' 1,794 m

High

5,161' 1,573 m

Low

1,063' 324 m

Up

432' 132 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

The Charlton Trail runs from Lemish Lake Trail to the Metolius/Windigo Trail, the main access is from the Lemish Lake Trail.

It's an excellent varied terrain out and back forest trail that can also be ridden as a loop via the Lemish & Charlton Lakes Loop Trail. Other options are to shorten the ride by looping out on the Clover Meadow Trail or even making a figure 8 combining all 3 trails.

The trail has a couple of very short advanced sections that are easily walk-able and one small meadow that holds a secret just under it's soft peddled plant life. As you rip down an enjoyable winding trail the trees open up to a small low clearing with bowling ball sized lava chunks hiding just below the greenery. It would be wise to be looking for this and slowing down. Other than that, there are really no surprises, just good ol' MTBing fun.

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Markk Knowles

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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#215

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Another view of Charlton Lake
Aug 13, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Smooth rolling forested trail
Aug 13, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Lemish Lake
Aug 13, 2013 near Three R…, OR
Bottom of the short, steep, technical section
Aug 13, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Charlton Lake view
Aug 13, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
One of several log roll overs
Aug 13, 2013 near Three R…, OR

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Aug 12, 2018
Dean Hanel
Waldo lake to Charleston Lake then CW around lower fig 8 Lemish Lake. Perfect for endurance conditioning for my teen boys and I. All mtn Full Susp… 22mi
Jul 28, 2014
BJ Bruce
Lots of good downhill. Some steep technical spots and I may have crashed in a patch of silty, sandy, goodness...
Jul 26, 2014
BJ Bruce