Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Klamath National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful hike, though we only made it about half-way before the trail disappeared under several feet of snow. A tip, though - if you want to do the hike shown in the map, be sure to drive to the end of the road; after parking in the parking area, walk up the dirt road to the gate marking the trailhead shown on the map. If your navigation system tells you to stop sooner (and there is no obvious parking area), keep driving to the end of the road. If you just want to go to the lake, it's an easy half-mile (or less) stroll from the parking area. This hike could easily be made into a 3-mile loop, hiking up the road to the PCT, around to see the gorgeous views, back down to the lake, then an easy stroll back to the car. That is probably the way I'll do it next time (later in the summer, after the snow has melted).

Beautiful drive campgrounds nice too hiked to beaches

Cool view of the lake. Quick and easy hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked early December, ran into a lot of snow in different places. It was a beautiful hike with many views of Shasta! As you depart from the PCT, the trail isn’t marked and we trekked through about 6 inches of snow. I assume it would be easier to see without ground covering. The hike back down was also not noticeable as there was snow. Looks like it was to go down around the ski slope, but wasn’t completely sure. Ended up turning around and going back the way we came. Fairly easy hike for an experienced hiker. Traveled with one, inexperienced hiker who had quite a bit of difficulty.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty views of the lake.

I’ve been going to Taylor lake since 1957. It is a short, gentle hike from the trailhead that is accessible by wheelchair ( for fit people). There are three or four excellent camp sites. Don’t make the mistake of camping on the meadow at the far end of the lake. The bugs will eat you alive.

Fishing used to be terrific. You could catch fish from shore, float boat, or fly fishing at the far end of the lake. That ended when Fish and Game killed the fish and stopped stocking the lake to protect a threatened species of salamanders. This is one of the most accessible lakes is Siskiyou county. It’s a shame that short sighted environmentalists ruined the experience for so many people. They have presented no evidence that their actions improved the status of the salamanders. The salamanders flourished even when Fish and Game stocked the lake. This situation is unacceptable.

Beautiful fall hike!

Little travelled, except maybe in hunting season (late Summer/ Fall: check). Good basecamp: lots of nearby features. Trout in the lake(s). In summer it is hot down at Sawyers Bar, but it is pleasant when you get to altitude. Easiest to take two days in (uphill) if your are heavily loaded or with kids. One day out isn't too hard.

walking
8 months ago

It's just a beautiful place to see..

there is not a signed trail at least you wanna walk on the road with the cars. but is easy enough to create your own. very nice wildflowers now!!

Awesome trail with fantastic wildflowers and an amazing 360 degree view at the top!

10 months ago

The side road at the end that is supposed to take you to the trailhead, there is a sign at the beginning of this road that reads private road, no public access. There was no other obvious way to get to trailhead. Don't bother with this hike.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Love this place! This fishing was great & the campground clean. The hiking trail connects up with the pacific crest trail. You can walk for days....

camping
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Great for kids. Nice campground, great views and easy hike

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

A great hike with great views. Don't miss the "rabbit ears" just below the summit.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Only made it half way, due to a drop off jumping out in front of me, but is a great run.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Beautiful views!

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

I grew up near here and have been to Kangaroo lake countless times. The drive up is a small very windy road. Once at the top near the lake, you pass Lilly Pad pond. There is a a lot of parking and an easy trail, handicap accessible now to part of the lake. Camp sites, picnic tables and several outhouses. A pair of eagles have nested here for years, if your timing is right you can watch them dive into the lake to fish. Its amazing to watch.

hiking
Monday, October 26, 2015

One of my favorite hikes. Beautiful views of Shasta, plus--of course--the top of Mt Ashland. Great forests and meadows, lovely flora and fauna. Campsites within easy distance for backpackers. The trail gets a little faint/overgrown in some portions but it's still obvious where to go. The picnic shelter at Grouse Gap is a nice spot for lunch location and view-wise, but I was bummed at how full of litter and trash it was when we stopped there. Also know that horses are allowed on this trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's called bear creek for a reason

hiking
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's been a long time, but I remember the outstanding view from the vantage point on top, easy access to more trails (PCT crosses through on ridge above) & I believe there was a meadow with pitcher plants.

hiking
Monday, August 04, 2014

Great hike to Hogan Lake

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Not entirely sure this is the same trail I did, but looks like it. I think I just started it from a lower trailhead. But it was almost 7 miles and on the place I started from was before the trailhead on this map. While hiking it I walked by two other starting points. It is part of the Pacific Crest Trail and it is a beautiful trail. It is late July and it still had some wildflowers and it was like 12 degrees cooler than down in Ashland. It was a moderate hike for me, I'm not used to hiking more than 3 miles so I can't compare, not an expert. But it is beautiful and not very strenuous. I think for more experienced hikers it is an easy hike. My phone has no reception so I can't add actual miles and elevation gain or any of that. But I saw all kinds of people, from ultra marathon runners to photographers strolling around, so judge for yourselves. It is definitely an amazing trail and a beautiful hike, some shaded areas and a few open meadows too. I went from 11am to like 3pm and only got hot in the meadows, but nice cool breaks when in the trees. Absolutely perfect.

hiking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beautiful lake hike (short) with a great view of another privately owned lake on the trail (lucky sob's). Drive up to trail head is a little hard core. Getting down to the lake is a little steep but definitely do able.

Always A Beautiful Drive. Lots of places to pull aside for pictures and Picnics.

This beautiful drive is NOT along I-5 and it is NOT 157 miles. It follows California highway 96 along the Kalamoth River for about 90 miles. Starting at either end and driving to the other you will not come within an hour of I-5 but you will see some beautiful scenery. I have taken this drive in beautiful summer conditions and also during a winte ice storm.

hiking
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