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greenBlue High Lakes Trail

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Trail

9.3 mile 15.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 671' 205 m
Descent: -388' -118 m
High: 5,193' 1,583 m
Low: 4,672' 1,424 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Delightful easy singletrack through lava flows and big trees.

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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.

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Jul 15, 2018
Ashley Ader
Jul 22, 2017
Aarika P
Sep 4, 2016
David McMurray III
Fun leisurely ride through lava fields. Mixed uphill and downhill

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#1

in Fish Lake

#4469

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in Fish Lake

#111

in Oregon

#4,469

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