Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Winema 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.

This use to be one of my favorite hikes. The 2017 fire turned the trail into a moonscape from the trail head to Heavenly Twins Lake. I went in October and the trail was in fair condition. Watch your step because I fell through in two spots where I think a root burned under the trail. Because I use to love that trail. I found it to be a depressing hike.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

beautiful this time of year, lots of snow, clear trail.

hiking
5 months ago

This isn’t a trail. It involves driving to the saddle between Aspen Butte and Little Aspen Butte. Then it’s a matter of bushwhacking up the side of Aspen Butte. Last time I took this hike the woods were full of down trees, so there was a lot of zig-zagging on the way. There are also boulder fields to consider. The view from the top is spectacular.
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hiking
6 months ago

This was a beautiful walk and the lake was well worth it. There are some small ponds on the way which are beautiful in their own way as well.

Couldn't find the trail. Went via Clover Creek TH as summit post.org suggested. The trail was snowy and muddy so lost it before reaching Aspen Butte trail I guess. Not well marked at all. Clover Creek itself was pretty. Not much for views, not sure I'd do it again.

Very pleasant hike through a pine forest. Very clean, easy-to-follow trail, even after an inch or two of fresh snow. Flat from trailhead to Varney creek crossing (~1.2 m), then a very gradual, evenly-graded incline towards the loop - never steep. Walked to the loop and back in 3.5 h, including breaks. Our GPS agreed with the posted mileage of 4.5 m to the loop (not 4.26). Past outdated reviews note trees on trail; the trail is now completely clean.

Had the trail to myself hiking to Lake Harriette yesterday. Beautiful scenery, and I’d call it a mildly moderate trail. I was able to hike the 5.8 miles to the lake in just over an hour and a half. Such a peaceful place, and I got to have a one and one with a bald eagle! I’ll definitely be returning.

i like this hike and have done it a handful of times. cold weather came early this year. we camped at Como but woke up to spitting snow and fog. pretty fall foilage, quiet, clean trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Such a pretty trail! Not another single person around which made for a lovely hike.

Amazing trail with wildlife! It's was raining and the winds were soft! Definitely recommend!

Went to Harriett lake , beautiful scenery , peaceful 9/15/17-9/17/17

First trail the kids and I hit since moving here. Nice easy path to follow. Though we only went up about about 2 miles ("my legs are tiiired") it wasn't difficult at all. We hiked at the end of August so there weren't any bugs and we had plenty of shade. We'll definitely go again and finish it!

backpacking
8 months ago

Good hike, middle of summer (July 20th) was hot during the hike in and out, especially closer to the trail head. The hike is steadily up hill the whole way until you get to the base of the caldera, then it becomes a bit steeper. First you come to Eb and Zeb lakes and then Lake Como where there is at least one camp site. We kept going to Lake Harrriette which is beautiful! Several camp sites around the north and north east section of the lakes. We were the only ones there on a Friday night but passed 3-4 groups of day hikers on the way out Saturday morning. We didn't have time to make the full loop so we hiked out the same way we came in. Only complaint is the mosquitoes. We were warned that they were bad in June and early July but mid-late July was still pretty bad. Consider yourself warned. Great hike, only bad part was the little devils.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, a couple of tree's on the trial. But easy to go around. The lake was beautiful.

Good loop with lots of beautiful lakes. The trail that connects Blue Lake Basin back over to Meadow Lakes area is not well maintained. A lot of over, under, and around fallen trees. It really slowed our pace and it was during the major elevation change which is difficult anyway.

hiking
9 months ago

Very well maintained with nice views of Mt. McLoughlin.

hiking
10 months ago

I found this link to be really helpful:
http://www.summitpost.org/aspen-butte/227989
It describes 3 different ways to get to the top, and includes the starting point for each route.

10 months ago

Hiked this on July 6th....still had some snow patches! Made for a great solo hike and Puck Lake was calm and clear. Perfect hike to try out my new Black Diamond poles (especially on the initial switchbacks). Please follow all camping/fire restrictions and Leave No Trace!

Couldn't find the trailhead. The directions took us up some access roads for a few miles and finally dead ended at a downed tree. We hiked for bit after that and couldn't find an actual trail. Any day outside is a good day and, at least, it was an adventure.

can hear the creek for most of the hike. July hike and snow started about 4 miles in. would not rate moderate, rather gentle incline. More of Easy trail. lake is spectacular. will hike again.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

fun lookout

Sunday, November 13, 2016

in August the lake is teeming with frogs. my kids loved it so much. even though the hike is difficult for kids it's not too much. there were quite a few downed trees though.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mod- hard trail! I felt like getting there to both lake was the hardest! Total 12 miles in and out trail! Rainy day! And snow on the trail! It was still an awesome hike!

camping
Monday, September 12, 2016

took this train in early- mid September and only a few other hikers on the trail. we had Lake Harriette to ourselves and it was completely beautiful! Lake Como was an amazing turquoise!
the uphill all the way to Harriette is an awesome workout. will definitely do this trail again. just about 8 downed trees to climb over or go around...pretty clear.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

We hiked this trail for National Trail Day. It was still pretty early in the season up there, so the mosquito situation wasn't too bad yet. The trailhead is within the Four Mile Lake camp area, and the road up there is gravel, about 1.5 cars wide, and well maintained. As another reviewer mentioned, you start on the Badger Trail, which eventually forks into the Squaw Lake trail. Because we went so early in June, there was still a lot of snow on the trail, and at one point, a section of the trail was washed out with melting snow. We made it about a half-mile past Orris and Norris ponds before hitting a large stretch of snow that we didn't feel like post-holing through. I was disappointed not to make it to the Squaw Lake goal, so maybe we'll try it again later in the summer.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Was an easy hike to 4 lakes. Mosquitos were pretty bad but that was expected during the month of July. The trail had a lot I mean a lot of downed trees over the trail.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

this was a beautiful hike even though we didn't get to finish due to the mosquitoes. there are a lot of them in July so don't forget your big spray. also the path is quite narrow on some spots so makes strollers very hard to control. all in all my family of 5 really enjoyed it.

backpacking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

This is an easy trail for most and doesn't take but short time to get to the first lake. Bring bug spray or nets and thick clothing or you'll be frustrated by mosquitoes

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beautiful drive, gravel road up to the trailhead. Unfortunately at this time of year the mosquitos are brutal. As soon as I stepped out of the car, they swarmed me from all sides and flooded into the car. I shut the door with some stragglers surely trapped inside and hiked for about a half mile and then went straight back to the car. I stopped at a creek about 3 miles from Hwy 140 and walked around. It was pleasant and there were not as many blood sucking bugs down there. I will try this one again sometime in the fall. I really want to see lake notasha!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

South fork between trailhead to Margurette Lake cleared and repaired by yours truly June 2016. Beautiful hike.

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