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Southern Oregon Hikes

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Southern Cascades

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Diamond Peak Area
Divide Lake Hike Moderate 8.0 1200 Hike to lakes beneath Mt. Yoran and into alpine uplands

Mountain Lakes Wilderness
Aspen Butte Hike Moderate 12 2500 High point of the wilderness; big views; lakes

Sky Lakes Wilderness
Devils Peak Loop Hike Difficult 13.7 3100 Easy scramble to a prominent summit; big views; lakes
Judge Waldo Tree Hike Moderate 14.5 1500 Lots of lakes; visit a unique piece of Oregon's history
Sky Lakes Loop Hike Moderate 14.7 1600 Lots of lakes; some views from the PCT

Klamath Mountains

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Rogue River Area
Rogue River Hike Moderate 39.5 2000 Classic hike along Rogue River, watch the river rafters

Siskiyou Mountains: East
Grizzly Peak Hike Moderate 5.4 750 Early summer wildflowers and spectacular views
Pilot Rock Hike Moderate 2.8 1010 Short steep hike with some fantastic views
Lone Pilot Loop Hike Difficult 17 3000 Access to the Soda Mountain Wilderness; wildflowers; early season hiking
Wagner Butte Hike Moderate 10.4 2200 Easy access from I-5; spectacular views summer and winter; winter/snow hiking possibilities

Oregon Caves National Monument
Oregon Caves Loop Hike Easy 1.2 300 Guided tour through underground marble chambers with many formations
Big Tree Loop Hike Moderate 3.7 1380 Loop through different Siskiyou vegetation zones to Oregon's biggest Douglas-fir

Siskiyou Mountains: West
Illinois River Hike Moderate ~25 ~5000 Similar to Rogue River Hike but less popular
Mule Mountain Loop Hike Moderate 10.6 2800 Spring wildflowers; views from Baldy Peak; large old-growth firs
Swan Mountain Hike Moderate 7.2 1800 Access to the Red Buttes Wilderness; views; historic structure

Northern California

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Siskiyou Mountains
Azalea Lake via Steve Fork Hike Moderate 13 2400 Access to the Red Buttes Wilderness; views; charming, swimmable lake
Cook and Green Loop Hike Difficult 15.5 3500 Access to the Red Buttes Wilderness; expansive views; pretty lake; PCT

Trinity Alps
Trinity Alps Granite Lake Horseshoe Lake Hike Difficult 27 7000 An introduction to the Trinity Alps - alpine granite similar to the Wallowas
Trinity Alps Long Canyon to Emerald Lake Hike Difficult 34 8000 I wouldn't so much recommend this hike as defined, but use pieces of it to construct the hike you desire
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