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hiking
14 hours ago

A nice climb up to the summit. The snow is almost completely absent from the trail at this point.

Like the previous report mentioned, there are a bunch of mosquitos, so be prepared. We also saw the same tracks in the snow, didn't realize they were mountain lions though.

Video of the summit: https://youtu.be/rdd75xw_Zbg

Fantastic hike. A little challenging, but great.

Left from Todd Lake and it took about 6.75 mi to get to the top rim over looking the lake and the mountains. Beautiful views abound and the wildflowers were amazing in late July. The only issue is how busy it is. I went on a weekday night from the trailhead as the sun was setting and there were about 30 or so people up at the lake camping when I got there.

walking
4 days ago

Amazing hike, you walk along the spring all the way to the top. Awesome views of Broken top and bachelor behind on hike up. No name lake and the views of the 3 Sisters is defiantly worth the hike. Pretty moderate hike for an awesome reward! Was able to get my Mazda up the dirt road to upper parking lot! It was about 8 miles round trip.

WARNING!!! I saw a Facebook post on “Hiking in the Pacific Northwest” and 16 DEAD ELK CONTAMINATED THE WATER AT NO NAME LAKE.

DO NOT RISK DRINKING EVEN FILTERED WATER.

PEOPLE ARE SICK JUST FROM SWIMMING UNDERWATER.

WATCH OUT FOR YOUR DOGS IF THEY DRANK FROM THE WATER.

It was a hot, hot day but the wildlife and flowers along the springs and creek that accompanied the trail were fantastic. No Name Lake breathtaking. I should have left my 11-year-old lab at home. Pretty tough on him but nothing lots of water and a cool, cleansing shower (for both of us) afterward.
I’m not a REAL experienced hiker, but this one was great in my book. The road up to Todd Lake tough. Have the right vehicle.

This trail was a little difficult to navigate but No Name Lake is absolutely breathtaking and was definitely worth the effort! Make sure to have an SUV or other car with room underneath to make the bumpy drive out to the trail head and definitely use AllTrails to make sure you're heading in the right direction. Gorgeous!!!

The easiest 15-17mi you'll ever love. You know the 16-ish mile Larch Mountain trail up above Multnomah Falls in the Gorge? That is, before some Walmart shopper's kid burnt down the Gorge?

Well it's like that: miles and miles of trails so mellow, root-free, and mild that Wilford Brimley's (ghostly) diabetic wheelchair could do most of it. Great for trail running if you're into that sort of thing. But if you are indeed "into that sort of thing," be a little ashamed at all the wonder you're missing as you glide by huffing and puffing in your hot pink Nikes.

But back to the trail: unlike Larch Mountain's 3,000+ft of boring and slow gain, this hike is utterly breathtaking--replete with lush mountain meadows, streams, and an unending supply of Brokentop, South Sister, and Central Oregon views.

Yes, there's a gate (NF370) that's now open and you can drive up much of it instead of hike the Soda Creek/Brokentop trail. But do the whole 15-17mi: you can wander around 10 Barrel or the new Boneyard later on in the day if you want tourists, dogs, kids, and noise.

Start at the Todd Lake trailhead, then take the Todd Lake Trail up and out of Todd to the Soda Creek trail, then to the Brokentop trail all the way up to No Name Lake--then jump in that mofo and wake yourself up with a gloriously icy dip.

Make sure you do the last little steep section to the ridge overlooking all sisters, Washington, Hood, and as far as the eye can see north up the cascades. It's utterly wonderful.

the NF 370 gate is open! I hiked to No Name Lake yesterday. was a 5mile round trip hike.

This specific trail head is no longer an active trail. There is no trailhead and the trail itself is no longer kept by ODFW. There is a closed fire road with walking access, but it is supposed to veer off to the left and hit the trail. We followed the GPS for 2 miles where it says there is a trail and there was none visible. Completely overgrown.

Beautiful hike, but challenging. We hiked this yesterday and saw many hikers that started at the upper parking lot cutting off about 9-10 miles. The view at the top is worth every effort to get up there.

hiking
19 days ago

The perfect hike... highest point in CLNP, Mt. Scott is a mostly open hike around the right hand side of the cone, with a nice ridge along the top and great views in all directions. Awesome spot to view Crater Lake and surrounding peaks, this 5 miler offers about a 1300 ft. elevation gain and a gradual climb most of the way. One of my favorites, don't miss it. Know that most years, the trail doesn't open until July due to snows, but the lack of snow this year left it wide open. Enjoy!

Did the hike last year. It was breathtaking. We hiked it when the road was open, saving us 9miles of hiking. Superb views.
Waiting for gate to open to hike again this year!
Any update on the gate?!

Another cool lookout/peak to hike up to. Views are incredible. Trail is relatively easy, just all uphill!

Beautiful hike. Did this hike on 7/21 with my family including an 8 year old and a three year old. I carried the younger. We made it very close to the summit but after the window/keyhole it got pretty sketchy with the little one so we turned around about 200 yards after the window. Bring lots of water, there is no where to fill up. My dog had a tough time because of the heat. She is in excellent shape but with black fur she was constantly hot and looking for shade. In hindsight I would have let her sit that one out even though she hates watching us leave without her.

Worth the hike! Gorgeous view for Mt. Shasta and lake Castle.

Was t able to reach the trail due to fire concerns and logging trucks on a one vehicle road.

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked this on 7/21 with my wife and dog. starts off in peaceful forest. Gets rockier the closer to timberline you are. Above timberline, you are awarded with a crater view, false summit, and incredible ridge walking. In hindsight, trekking poles might have been useful in one or two loose spots along the ridge. There is a scramble move required, about a 3 or 4 foot ledge to lift yourself up on. Overall the views from above treeline were fantastic. Bring water and snacks. I would recommend this hike and am looking forward to doing it again some day.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful views. Views from the top are stunning.

I would not recommend turning on Rock Creek. Go into Powers and GPS will reroute you. About 10 minutes past Rock Creek on 42.

Absolutely beautiful area! We hiked in from Lovers Camp TH and spent one night at Sky High Lakes. The second and third nights we spent at Summit Lake with a day hike to Campbell Lake. And the fourth night we hiked into Red Rock Valley and camped near a meadow and creek confluence. Despite part of the trip being on a weekend, we didn't see all that many people and it was very peaceful. Our trip was at the end of June and the mosquitoes weren't nearly as bad as other mountain lakes I've camped at. I loved the variety of the terrain, the views, and the wildflowers were stunning.

Amazing hike. It has views of crater lake, diamond lake, Mt Theilson, Theee sisters, Mt Shasta. There is a cinder cone and a key hole at the last one mile of the hike. Do carry bug spray. Hiked on 4th if July weekend.

hiking
27 days ago

had a great time on this trail, pretty nice pitch on the way up definitely broke a sweat, views are stunning most of the way up if not all the way up to and then incredible at the top, you can see all of Crater Lake and really see where the volcano cave Den, way back down is fun, I Trail ran some of the way down so if you're into that you can get a little bit of that in, and if you're in better shape than I am you could probably trail run up too

This hike is absolutely gorgeous - and not too difficult. It’s fairly steep, but short. And I really didn’t find it as difficult to navigate. It’s not incredibly well marked, but if you read a few descriptions and stay generally heading south, you’ll find the lake! We went on a very hot Sunday (go early; it’s not very shaded as others have noted) and it was pretty popular but not crowded.. The views from Heart Lake are spectacular!

I hiked from Todd Lake to the ridge above (north of) No Name Lake, and part way along the ridge toward Broken Hand. Out-and-back distance was approximately 14 miles. I started early on 7/19 and there were no mosquitoes (but then it was only 37 degrees!). This is a beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers, and beautiful scenery in every direction.

walking
29 days ago

Go before 8am or after 6pm to avoid the crowds. We visited at 8:30pm (July). Had the falls to ourselves for a few minutes and it was incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with spectacular view at the end. Just a little too popular for my tastes though, but that's probably what I get for hiking it on a Saturday of a holiday weekend.

Poorly marked; lots of off-trail hiking in the snow (not this year) made this a rather difficult hike. I didn’t mind much tho, the views made up for it. Had Heart Lake all to myself.

on Mount Scott Trail

1 month ago

Very rewarding hike. Couldn't quite tell if I was close to the top then all of a sudden you turn a corner and see the fire lookout not far off.

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