Explore the most popular wildlife 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
3 days ago

Did this hike today, the short hike to Taylor Lake followed by hiking down to Hogan Lake. I was wanting to get to Big Blue Lake as well, but I couldn't quite figure out the trial to get to the area where I needed to start climbing up.

on Kangaroo Lake Trail

hiking
22 days ago

Just as beautiful as the last time I visited. Very quick and easy hike.

hiking
1 month 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
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.

I hiked to Devil's Peak-gorgeous but a lot of ticks!

walking
8 months ago

It's just a beautiful place to see..

11 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

I hiked to Devil's Peak...pants were COVERED in ticks...I jumped in the water afterwards

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
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

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
1 month ago

on Goosenest Trail

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 27, 2015

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