hiking
11 days ago

Once again right after you park the fall is right there!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike. Pretty easy, some rocky areas but nothing bad. Very pretty hike.

Kid and dog friendly trail. Beautiful blue water.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail. Very well maintained. loved the underwater forest.

Easy hike that is great for the dogs and family. We went May 13th and there was some snow on the trail. Beautiful mix of blue water, the "Great Spring", lava rock, and wildlife.

hiking
8 months ago

Great workout and beautiful views after beautiful views.

trail running
8 months ago

went on a very rainy day so the lake didn't have the same awesomeness as on a nice one.

hiking
8 months ago

Love this hike. Great for distance and scenery. Do it on a week day lot less people. I personally would recommend it for dogs because one end is lava rock. Trails easy to follow the road is on a small
Part of it but it's wooded enough to not ruin the lake view.

I hiked the eastern portion of this trail while hiking down to Tamolitch pool, making this part of a 2 day backpacking trip. We camped near Tamolitch pool and the Clear Lake trail was at the very beginning and end of our hike, which was great! The paved path through the volcanic flows is wild to look at.

hiking
10 months ago

We like to start at Clear Lake Resort and hike North around the lake. Easy hike most of the way. You will hike thru an old lave flow on the East side of the lake. Some loose lava rock and can get very hot in the summer. Bring your water bottle. Beautiful views of the Three Sister's. And the lake's color is amazing. A nice bridge takes you over the start of the McKenzie river on the south end. Plan about 2.15 hours for this hike.

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Just did the Blue Pool section which is a 2 mile hike in from the blue pool trail head.

hiking
Friday, June 19, 2015

hiking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, April 14, 2014

totally love this trail. got back just in time to pack up the bikes! lots of climbs and pretty techy.. must start early! blue pool chilled the brewskis pretty darn fast!

mountain biking
Monday, January 20, 2014

Such a great mountain biking experience. I went during Memorial Weekend and it was pretty busy, duh. It was challenging but worth it. The best part was coming across crystal clear Tamolitch Blue Pool. One of these days I'm going to jump in.

I did see a rider go down pretty hard and cut their leg on some rock. Bring a first aid kit and tire repair kit.

hiking
Sunday, October 27, 2013

we hike this every summer as we camp at cold water cove. It is the most beautiful lake in Oregon by far! the lake is fed by underground springs, it is cold and clear. the blue color will take your breath away. the hike is a very easy one, expect to see lots of wild life, especially birds. ducks, dippy birds, Osprey, and sometimes Bald Eagles. the lodge has good food, and snacks. and do include a hike down the McKenzie River to the waterfalls. so BEAUTIFUL!
I added some summer pictures, and some fall pictures. the vine maple around the lake are so pretty in the fall.