Patjens Lakes Loop Trail

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Patjens Lakes Loop Trail ist ein 7.1 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Cascadia, Oregon. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von Juli bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 7.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 741 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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Wandern

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Laufen

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Wildblumen

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2 months ago

well, I drove an hour and a half from Springfield only to find the road to the trail head is closed Nov. 15 - may 1st

wandern
2 months ago

Great loop! A lot of downfall so just be prepared to go over fallen trees etc.

wandern
sturmholz
2 months ago

Many more trees down than last summer. Lots of over/around detours. You would cross one and the next one would be in sight. The whole hike. Strenuous. But a beautiful day with few people.

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wandern
sturmholz
2 months ago

wandern
3 months ago

Great hike with minimal gain in elevation! The view of Mt Washington across the larger lake was spectacular. We hit it right after a rain fall on a crystal clear day so the trail was very good and the views absolutely unbeatable. Some of the hike is through a three year old burn, but it is coming back and good to see the young trees.

wandern
3 months ago

Great views. Didn’t see a soul no mosquitos no dust great weather. September 27

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wandern
3 months ago

Enjoyed this trail on a cooler partly cloudy Fall day, which was great for the more exposed burn areas. A great loop trail with beautiful views of several peaks in the area. A few blow downs across the trail but nothing major to climb over. Would definitely go again, I’d love to see the wildflowers in bloom in this area.

wandern
4 months ago

Trail is in good condition. No blow downs. Good to see new forest growth. Dusty, not much shade.

wandern
4 months ago

Very nice loop. Saw very few people, and the views of Mount Jefferson are spectacular around big lake. The descent through the burned areas of this trail is eerily beautiful. The lower lakes are little serene jewels tucked away in the basin. Trail is a little rocky and exposed in places but a great trail over all. I’d go again.

wandern
kein schatten
überwachsen
5 months ago

I hiked this last week, going counterclockwise. The first and last third are in the 2011 burn scar, so very limited, if any, shade. The last third is also very powdery dirt, making it a bit more work. The new growth was beautiful and bright green. The wildflowers were still in bloom. The only place I experienced mosquitoes was in the shady section and they were no problem as long as I kept moving. Trail was longer than reported in my guide book: just over 7 miles. Very uncrowded. I never saw another person.

wandern
kein schatten
überwachsen
5 months ago

We missed the Bear grass and this trail is sandy! It made the hike feel a but harder than it should have.... and it was hot. beautiful flowers and views! We went counter clockwise. There were some mosquitoes in the shady areas but overall not bad.

wandern
6 months ago

Couldn't even get to the trailhead, Big Lake road was so overrun by obnoxious ATV bros.

Laufen
7 months ago

This was a fun trail! It was sunny and 70° and the conditions were perfect. There were some pretty rabid mosquitos near the trailhead, other than that they weren't bothersome. We only saw one other person near Big Lake junction. Great day!!

wandern
7 months ago

Conditions were still minimal snow pack . Raining but still very beautiful . Did not hike far but threw tent up and cooked some dinner . Evening snow. Dogs kept us warm. Enjoyed the peace and quiet . Not another soul in town.

wandern
Mon Oct 15 2018

Great views. I did this with my dog, easy incline here and there. I completed this hike in about 2.5 hours. I would totally go again in a heart beat. I loved all the views and there was a light of elk, and deer signs. I hiked it when it was opening season for elk and all the hunters were very friendly. I only ran into a few hunters on the trails. They are very aware of their surroundings.

wandern
Mon Oct 15 2018

I hiked this last Sunday Oct 14th. Quite a few down trees on the trail as the wind was really howling. I agree with all the previous reports, beautiful hike with an easy to follow trail which for the most part was soft dirt. I downloaded the GPX before hand and threw it into a GPS. The loop is 7.32 miles complete. Just an FYI.

Fri Oct 12 2018

Such a great trail with lots of views. October is a lovely time to go with foliage changing color and fireweed in its last fuzzy stage blowing in the wind. Burn area is beautiful and woodland forest surprisingly dense. Closer to 7 miles for loop.

wandern
Thu Sep 27 2018

Really a pleasantly easy hike. Fairly flat. Well maintained. Beautiful fall foliage. We did not see any one during our hike. Half the trail is through green forestland and half through an older wildfire zone. Very diverse landscape and stunning Mountain and Meadow views. Great fun with our dogs too

wandern
Tue Aug 21 2018

Hiked this trail on 8/19/2018. There were lots of campers at Big Lake, but the noise disappeared after a short while. We went counter-clockwise-- after the trailhead there's a fork in the trail where you can go left or straight. Very pleasant hike, especially through the more forested sections where you get nice cover from the trees and more green things to look at. The distance is significant, with some elevation change, and we were definitely worn out by the end. The dog has been sleeping most of the day to recover! Took us about three hours. Mosquitoes weren't bad at this time of year. One of the lakes (about 4 miles in if you go counter-clockwise) would be great for taking a dip. Doggie loved splashing around. The end of the hike along Big Lake was a nice payoff during sunset. Beautiful views and lots of wildflowers.

wandern
Fri Jul 27 2018

camped at Big Lake to enjoy swimming and soon discovered Patjen trail head. depending on which direction of loop you take you will do part of the hike through a old forest burn. great to see all the new plant life already flourishing. Pleasantly surprised to see some of the Cascade mountains at one point, and came across three small lakes. mosquito repellent was definitely necessary.

Sun Jul 08 2018

My friend has contacts with the forest service and they’ve started working on clearing the fallen trees from the trail. I missed going counter clockwise as that is the better option than going clockwise. On the trail aways you can go straight or turn left. Go straight. Very few people on the trail if you go early morning. Not much parking/access to Big Lake which was a bummer.

wandern
Wed Jun 20 2018

Hiked this trail on Saturday 5/16/18. Interesting contrasts: the first and last 1/3 of the trail showcase the forest recovery from the 2011 fire. The middle 1/3 is lush and beautiful and feels very peaceful and secluded. The last portion goes along Big Lake for a while. Apparently the mosquitos hatched 5 days before we got there, so that was pretty intense anytime we were near any of the lakes! Bring spray :) Lots of fallen trees still from winter. Boat and ATV noise when starting and ending the trail. Very nice overall though!

wandern
Fri Jun 08 2018

The snow is completely gone. I went on a Thursday afternoon and didn't run into a sole. There is A Lot of trees across the trail though.

Tue May 31 2016

Hiker this loop over Memorial day weekend and it was empty. We saw two other hikers and that was it. Because of the wildfires several years ago, about three-quarters of the trees on the hike have been killed. The trail has quite a few dead snags (every few hundred feet or so) blocking the way, so following it can be a bit of a challenge at times. There are some good views, and it's relatively flat, so if you're camping in the area, it would make a fine day hike.

wandern
Fri Jun 26 2015

Four years after the fire, and the succession process is well underway. Towering over you are the charred remains of former green giants. At your feet - bustling insects (bring spray), bounding herbivores (on a weekday, you are very likely to encounter a few), and delicate baby plants/pioneer species set the stage for an incredible forest revival. Segments of the trail still remain a luscious green - allowing you to view the stark contrast. And plenty refreshing views of lakes.

wandern
Sun May 10 2015

Great Day hike with views of Three Fingered Jack, The Three Sisters and plenty of views of Mt. Washington overlooking lakes. Looks like a good place to swim as well. Most of the hike is thru a area that had been destroyed by a wildfire which is to bad. It does however open the area up more for views. Went on a clear sunny day on a Saturday and was happy with how few people were there.

wandern
Sat Jun 15 2013

The Patjens Trail at Big Lake Campground is a wonderful and scenic 5.5 mile loop S, SW of the lake. If you start along the lake, the first half of you trek will be mostly level or downhill, with some nice views through the forest of Mt Washington. The was a large fire in the area sometime in the last five to ten years, but vegetation is coming back strong and will soon fill in the spaces. I hiked this trail June 2013 and the mosquitoes were plentiful, but if you stay in motion, they don't bother much. The best time of year to camp in this area will be from Mid July to the end of summer, as this is when the Mosquitoes are gone. The hike passes three pristine lakes on its way to the S, SW side of the trail, where it becomes a lush, green forest, with lots of animal activity. It then turns back North and uphill, with some switchbacks and if you turn around at the top of the hill and look South, you'll be treated to a nice view of Mt Washington and the Three Sisters. The trail comes out approximately 200 yards up the road from where you begin. Great way to pass a few hours while camping, or just for a day. The guide says 5 hours, but I completed it in 2.

wandern
Fri Jan 21 2011

A beautiful day hike in the high country with few people. To do the hike by the loop go counter clockwise so you climb 350' in 1.8 miles across the saddle and now down a steep trail to a small pond. Continue past the pond to the 3 Patjens lakes. From the largest center lake to the trailhead is 2.5 miles. For a shorter hike walk directly clockwise to the lakes then return back the way you came. This is one of my favorite day hikes!

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