Erma Bell Lakes Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
i would have given this one five stars but the mosquitoes made it pretty miserable. We took two eight year olds for their first trip. trail, hike, camping spots were perfect. we swam in the middle lake and the fish we jumping out of the water! We had 100% deet and were still eaten alive! If you time this for September it might be better? It would have been great if the mosquitoes were not in swarm mode.
Great hike with lots of Lakes to explore. I did the 8.2 mile loop which takes you to several lakes. I camped halfway through and returned in the AM. BRING THE BUG JUICE in the summer! Taylor Burn Guard Station is very close down a side trail and worth the hike and sits on a picturesque meadow so check your map!