Warning: long post but please read for up to date info on the trail so you can avoid my mistakes

Gorgeous area, especially in early October as the fall colors are brilliant in the area. Had the whole place to ourselves all day. Easy hiking except finding the trailhead was a little challenging - set back from the end of the road on the right. The trail was much shorter than described - about 2.5 miles RT.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finding the trail is the greatest difficulty. Gorgeous lake and great trout fishing! Oregon at its finest!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

did the loop. trail at times was very overgrown.lots of bear evidence. fun!

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

We have done this hike a couple times this year and it is one of my favorites. Starts out steep and keeps it up for most the trail but the scenery is beautiful. Keeps your heart to pumping in some places! Once you get to the pond it flattens out and there is a beautiful meadow. We watched the ducks take flight off the pond. We ate lunch watching the wild life and listening to the wind come off the mountains. We also hiked into Cameron meadows that day from the Frog Pond . That made for quite a hike! I am looking forward to doing this one again and maybe camping at the meadows.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

First of all, the trail is a little less than 3 mile round trip plus it's only accessible from about early June until perhaps November, not year around as described. The road is the same as to Bolan Lake but at a signed fork in the road approaching Bolan campground, take the road to the right for about 3 miles and then left for about 1 1/2 mile. The road is blocked and the TH is about 100 feet before block. The trail does a fairly easy climb 1/2 mile to Tannen Lake. There's only a couple of possible campsites here that are decent as the lake is surrounded by brush and rock. If you take a left at the lake, across a stream , there is a trail that continues about 1 mile to East Tannen Lake. This again is a bit of a climb but easy. East Tannen Lake is similar to Tannen but smaller and without real camping potential. I did a backpacking trip a few years back starting at this TH and continuing to Sucker Creek Shelter and then down to Steve's Fork Tr. and on to Azalea Lake and then to Lonesome Lake, Kangaroo Springs and down Horsecamp Tr. in the Applegate. An absolutely great trip.