Squaw Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.
We hiked this trail for National Trail Day. It was still pretty early in the season up there, so the mosquito situation wasn't too bad yet. The trailhead is within the Four Mile Lake camp area, and the road up there is gravel, about 1.5 cars wide, and well maintained. As another reviewer mentioned, you start on the Badger Trail, which eventually forks into the Squaw Lake trail. Because we went so early in June, there was still a lot of snow on the trail, and at one point, a section of the trail was washed out with melting snow. We made it about a half-mile past Orris and Norris ponds before hitting a large stretch of snow that we didn't feel like post-holing through. I was disappointed not to make it to the Squaw Lake goal, so maybe we'll try it again later in the summer.
Pretty hike to wilderness lake, lots of phlox in bloom and snow completely gone. Just use DEET liberally. Afternoon in and out about 1 1/2 hours.
This trail is mosquito infested until mid summer. We were eaten alive! The trail was 4 miles round trip and passed two small ponds, Orris and Norris Ponds. The trailhead starts out on Badger Trail and the 0.4 miles down you come to the Squaw Lake trail junction. The trail runs deep in the wooded mountains with views of Mt McLaughlin upclose. Squaw lake is nice but hard to get down too because of all the trees and terrain. Best times would be after July when the mosquitos are gone.
This is an ok hike. It is totally Mosquito infested thru a good part of the summer so bring some repellent. Along the way you pass two small ponds, Orris and Norris, before coming to Squaw lake. The lake itself is surrounded by talls logdepole pines and not easily accessible from the trail. My daughter and I did the hike in 2 hours (mostly because we were running from the mosquitoes!)