Eel Lake Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Eel Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeside, OR that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

6.1 miles 1824 feet Out & Back

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


3 months ago

Great trail. Though it won't crush your legs or cardio, it will sooth the soul. Hard pack trail, low rocks and rubble. Heavy canopy, great for a summer hike. Bugs and spiderwebs were few even in August and with the lake nearby. Very light undulating path. Great for those who hiking is not there thing but good enough to get some exercise. Very beautiful.

4 months ago

A nice lake, park, and trails. There are 2 trails. The one to the left is 2 miles. The one to the right is the 6 mile trail. This trail is well groomed and easy to navigate. Good one for most people.

5 months ago

I hiked this trail while camping at the Winchester Bay dunes. The trail goes all along the water which makes for an excellent view the entire way. Even though the trail starts at a large park with a playground and possibly a swimming area, we met very few people and enjoyed some quiet solitude. The weather went back and forth between sunny and rainy but we stayed relatively dry due to the tree cover. We went a long way without reaching any obvious end but the trial became noticeably less traveled or maintained which might mean that we passed it. The trail is pretty easy with no real elevation, but kinda muddy with some slippery, sketchy log bridges. It would be great for older children (probably 8 and up) or baby carrying.

1 year ago

Lovely trail but I only found a rough 2 mile trail. We must have missed something but the view was wonderful!

whitewater kayaking
1 year ago

It was nice we kayaked.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Lovely hike cut short though because of clear cut area where many trees are down causing the trail to be unsafe. The first two miles of the trail are lovely though.

5 years ago

Nice easy trail along the lakeside. Beautiful scenery for a nice family or relaxing walk. If you are looking for a challenging climb, look elsewhere.