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Shadow Bay Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Waldo Lake sign, Shadow Bay, Waldo Lake (bobcat)
Parking at Shadow Bay, Waldo Lake (bobcat)
  • Latitude: 43.6917
  • Longitude: -122.0440
  • Maps: Oregon Hikers Maps Google Maps
  • Elevation: 5440 feet
  • Driving time: 85 minutes from Eugene; 100 minutes from Bend

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Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

From Eugene:

Drive I-5 south and take Exit 188 for Highway 58, Oakridge, and Klamath Falls.

After leaving the freeway, travel east on Highway 58 for 59.7 miles, passing through the town of Oakridge, and turn left onto paved FR 5897 for Waldo Lake.

Proceed 6.8 miles, and turn left onto FR 5896 for Shadow Bay.

Go 1.6 miles, and keep left at a junction.

In another 0.1 miles, stay left at the junction with the campground road.

Drive 0.4 miles farther to the parking area at Shadow Bay.

From Bend:

Drive Highway 97 south out of Bend.

Pass through LaPine and Gilchrist and, 47.0 miles from the junction of Highways 97 and 20 in Bend, turn right in Crescent onto the Crescent Cutoff Road for Cy Bingham Park, Highway 58, and Davis Lake.

Proceed 12.1 miles, and turn right onto Highway 58 for Oakridge.

Go 14.1 miles and turn right onto paved FR 5897 for Waldo Lake.

Proceed 6.8 miles, and turn left onto FR 5896 for Shadow Bay.

Go 1.6 miles, and keep left at a junction.

In another 0.1 miles, stay left at the junction with the campground road.

Drive 0.4 miles farther to the parking area at Shadow Bay.

Fees / Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required
  • Self-issued wilderness permit
  • Restrooms, picnic area, campground nearby
  • Share non-wilderness trails with mountain bikers
  • Lots of mosquitoes until August


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