Windy Lakes Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, OR that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until September.
Directions from Crescent Lake Junction: On State Highway 58 go south toward Crescent Lake for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto the first paved road, Forest Service Road #60, after crossing the railroad tracks. Travel about 6 miles, the trailhead is on the left just before the Spring Campground entrance.
Beautiful alpine lakes with perfect places to camp. Caught brook trout in nearby Suzanne lake for dinner. Wouldn't rate this trail as difficult, but it does travel continuously uphill on your way in. Some maps suggest this trail is 5 miles only, but it is definitely a bit longer. warning- buggy lakes in the summer! The mosquitos will drive you away if you do this one at the wrong time.