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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Sweet Home Ranger District

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Gordon Lakes Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,000 Feet (935.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,100 Feet (342.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,100 Feet (1278.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 7.2 Miles (12.0 Kilometers)
USGS Map: Tidbits Mountain

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General Description

Gordon Lakes Trail is a moderate 7.2 mile hike at an elevation of 3,000 feet. Starting in a recent clear-cut, the trail switchbacks into remnant pockets of old-growth forest. paralleling falls Creek, it slowly climbs to Gordon Meadows. you will pass under Soapgrass Mountain, a sheer basalt cliff, before arriving a the lakes, which contains cutthroat trout.

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on hwy. #20 for 17 miles and turn right on Forest road 2032 (Gordon Road.) Travel 5 miles and turn left on spur road 325. The trailhead is at the end of the spur.

Directions from Sweet Home: To access the lakes more directly you can travel east on Hwy. #20 for 25.3 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2044 (Squaw Creek.) Continue south to spur 230. The trailhead is at the end of the spur. The trail drops 0.25 miles to the lakes.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Gordon Lakes Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Six hitching posts and one unloading ramp makes this a good trailhead for horses.

Related Activities
Gordon Lakes - Gordon Lakes are composed of two lakes. The Upper Lake is 7 acres in size and 14 feet deep at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The Lower Lake is 8 acres in size and 14 feet deep at an elevation of 3,900 feet.

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Visitor Information:

Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521


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