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Delightful easy singletrack through lava flows and big trees.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

15.0

KM

Singletrack

5,193' 1,583 m

High

4,672' 1,424 m

Low

671' 205 m

Up

388' 118 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The High Lakes Trail is a great "green" trail on its own, or can be ridden as part of the more difficult Brown Mountain Loop. The trail is wide, smooth, and surfaced with a fine crushed rock, making it suitable for novice mountain bike riders, and families with kids.

Easily ridden in either direction or as an out-and-back, here is a description from the western trailhead:
From the Fish Lake Resort access road, The High Lakes Trail ascends gradually for a mile, then descends slightly and passes the Brown Mountain Trail coming in from the right. More gentle climbing resumes for another couple miles until the high point is reached. Along the way the trail has been painstakingly engineered through some impressive boulder fields of the Brown Mountain lava flows.

After a mile of gradual descent and another mile of flat cruising through old growth timber, there is a junction where the Brown Mountain Trail turns off to the south at a crossing of forest road #3640.

Continuing with little elevation change, the High Lakes Trail skirts the north end of Lake of the Woods and passes a picnic/swimming area on the NE corner of the lake. From there, the level trail continues for nearly two miles as it hugs the edge of boggy meadow to reach the Great Meadow Trailhead.

Camping, cabins, boat rentals, and cafe (think beer) are available at Fish Lake Resort near the western end of the trail. A similar, but larger scale operation is located just south of the eastern terminus of the trail, at Lake of the Woods Resort.

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Carse with improvements by Karen Poole

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 10 votes

#1

in Fish Lake

#6854

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  4.4 from 10 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Fish Lake

#139

in Oregon

#6,854

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Photos

Mt. McLoughlin from the High Lakes Trail in spring of 2017.
May 29, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
High Lakes Trail, three miles from Fish Lake, OR.
May 29, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
High Lakes Trail one mile from Fish Lake Resort
Jul 2, 2014 near Eagle P…, OR
Mt McLoughlin from High Lakes Trail
Jul 2, 2014 near Eagle P…, OR
Beginning of High Lakes Trail at Fish Lake, OR.
May 29, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
High Lakes Trail as it crosses Brown Mountain lava flows
Jul 2, 2014 near Eagle P…, OR

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