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Placid Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The shore of Placid Lake, Indian Heaven (bobcat)

Description

From the Placid Lake Trailhead, it's only about a mile in to Placid Lake, one of the larger lakes in the Indian Heaven Wilderness. There are 3 or 4 nice campsites along the user trail on the lake's northwest shore, under the tall conifers. Don't bother with SE shore (or go around the lake) because it's a real bushwhack. Huckleberry picking is a popular pastime here in the late summer.

The Placid Lake Trail #29 continues past the lake to rise to meet the Pacific Crest Trail on the slopes of Bird Mountain. Much of the original trail route has been changed and the trailhead used to be situated on FR 30 before the 420 spur road was built.

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