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Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign recommended hikes

Published June 26th, 2020 in Conservation, News, Outreach, UW Blogs, Wilderness

Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Hikes Summer 2020                                                                                                                        

(formerly known as Crater Lake Hike Bonanza)

No group hikes will be led by UW Wilderness Committee due to Covid restrictions for group activities. These hikes are easy to moderate and meant to give families a healthy outdoor activity together and see CLWP sites.  Umpqua Watersheds recommends that you look up hikes at the applicable Forest Service Forest website or office for hike descriptions and directions. It’s recommended to talk to the Forest Service for road and trail conditions. The Forest Service is especially behind this year on road and trail maintenance due to Covid.  Umpqua Watersheds takes no liability in listing these hikes; proceed with wisdom at your own risk.  Please check with the forest service and follow all recommendations for backcountry outings.  With that said, here are some fabulous places to visit.

Umpqua National Forest

A. North Umpqua Ranger District  541-496-3532                                                                                                                                                                           

  1. Twin Lakes- 0.9 miles through old growth forest to a high meadow and the large lake and 3.2 mile loop   around both lakes                                                         
  2. Bullpup Lake and Bulldog Rock 1.4 mi easy loop around the lake; 4.6 mi moderate RT (round trip) to the rock                                                                                       
  3.  Ilahee Rock- 1.4 mi RT easy
  4. Wild Rose Point- 2.8 mi RT easy                                                                                                                                                      
  5. NUT (North Umpqua Trail) Jessie Wright Segment- 7 mi RT moderate (Eagle Rock, Old Man Old Woman   
  6.  Limpy Rock Botanical Area- check with FS for gate opening

B. Diamond Lake Ranger District  541-498-2531

  1.  Silent Creek trail 2.3 mi loop easy     
  2.  Mt Bailey 5.4 mi RT difficult (high clearance road to trailhead)       
  3.  NUT Dread and Terror segment- east end-easy to Lemolo Falls 3 mi RT; west end Columnar and Surprise Falls ½ mi RT easy (13 mile segment, it’s easy and scenic to explore each end.

C. South Umpqua- Tiller Ranger District 541-825-3100 

  1. Castle Rock Fork Creek 8 mi RT moderate
  2. Castle Creek trail 5761 2 mi to Castle Creek Falls
  3. Buckeye and Cliff Lakes 3.4 mi RT easy

D. Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest Prospect Ranger District 541-560-3400       

  1. Boundary Springs trail 5 mi RT moderate
  2. Rogue Gorge 2.2 mi loop easy
  3. Natural Bridge 2.4 mi loop                                      

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