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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > McKenzie Ranger District

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Clear Lake Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 3,000 Feet (935.2 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers)

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General Description

Clear Lake Trail is a moderate 5 mile loop at an elevation of 3,000 feet. This trail is part of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. It circles Clear Lake, the headwaters of the McKenzie River, traversing an old lava flow. An interpretive brochure is available at Clear Lake Resort and at the Coldwater Cove boat launch. The west side of the loop has periodic closures in spring to protect nesting Bald Eagles.

Directions from McKenzie Bridge: Travel east on Hwy. 126 to Coldwater Cove Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Recommended season is spring to fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Clear Lake Trail
ICON Mountain Biking

Related Activities
McKenzie River National Recreation Trail - The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is a classic single track and spectacular scenic trail that follows the upper McKenzie River. The trail was designed as an easy, slow paced hiking trail for all ages .

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Visitor Information:

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


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