Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Great both in October and May with snowshoes

I've summited several peaks and I won't do this one again...too hot in August (which is really the only time it's not snow packed) due to sun exposure and reflection! Typically smoky this time of year which creates difficulty breathing and seeing the views...a lot of scree at the peak, dangerous and crowded as there is only a cement platform where the lookout used to be...then of course the difficulty with finding the correct route out on the descent...so many have gotten lost and ended up on the PCT...Also a very steep trail in the open...Love Theilsen, Bailey and Union peaks! I recommend those instead!

Excellent trail so close to cabins

backpacking
3 months ago

‘‘This trail is a bit challenging to stay on especially near the top. Awesome day hike! Took about 11 hours but I stayed at the top a while.

Love going here just make sure you go during the right time of year especially if you are camping the mosquitos are every where during certain times

Difficult hike, but worth the view! Pack extra water, I ran out the first time I hiked it. Start off early in the morning, it's gonna take most of the day. 4000+ elevation change. Stick to the ridge on the way down, otherwise you might lose the trail down.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Hard but worth it. Very windy Oct 7.

hiking
7 months ago

Such a fun, rewarding hike. I was worried about finding the trail, but the white dots made it suele easy to follow. It was super windy at the top and I'm glad I brought my wind breaker!

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.

Beautiful. Very difficult to get to the top. Worth it.

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

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Visibility around 20 miles only but still worth it. First time up there on a Saturday and i was able to still get a half hour at top alone. Cold today but also was refreshing. Well at thought it was cold. There must of been 10 people in spandex pants, running shoes and tank tops. i'm apparently a woos. The ridge trail is really well marked with little white dots. Thanks to who ever did that no matter how many times I thought they were just bird poop. Great Hike. Ended a great week of hikes.

Was a great day. Plus it was so nice to get above the smoke. Boys did great but were very tired once we got back to the car.

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!

hiking
8 months ago

Took us 10 hours, with about 1.5 of breaks, and a slight hour long detour on the decent. The trail at the top is not marked well, we took a wrong turn and stared going down the wrong face of the mountain, Had to double back to the top and restart again. Bring gloves, sunscreen and don't just wear regular sneakers. The trail is very rocky 2/3 of the time, sturdy hiking shoes are a must. Very difficult, but worth the hike.

Bring gloves to protect your hands from the boulders at the top of the mountain. Keep your eyes peeled for the white dots on the rocks, they are marking the trail. Use the app for directions to trailhead, not Google.
* Bring a new notebook if you want to leave your name in the log. The signature log is full and needs to be replaced.

Beautiful walk through the dense forests with the lake on one side. Make sure to bring your change of clothes so you can jump into the lake :) The trail goes through the resort area and very close to recreational areas so it isn't very secluded, but a worthwhile hike nonetheless.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
9 months ago

took us 12 hours to walk the 10.9 miles. made it to the top!! very smokey today.

Awesome hike- was definitely an 11 mile hike like the map suggests not 8 miles like this app. Plan for an all day trip, take lots water (my husband and I each has a camel pack plus a small water bottle each and we drank it) take snacks and lunch too! We did not have any bugs :) way up was a steep incline especially towards the top. Lots of loose rock! The end was totally worth it! On the way down the loose gravel made it seem harder than it probably is. We also lost the trail for a bit, but headed east like the map suggests. I suggest wearing shoes that have good traction- the way down was harder because of my shoes. Well worth the day trip!

I'm used to climbing mountains with steep ascents but throw in the terrain and difficult to follow route on this mountain and it turns out not to be as much fun as you'd hoped! The sign at the start says the hike is 11miles but I think it's probably closer to 9miles. The views are beautiful although there was smoke and some clouds effecting our views. Parking at the trailhead is $5. My hiking partner hated this walk and would give it zero stars!!!

Amazing hike very hard Up and back take lots of water and snacks make sure you take tracking polls

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike, a little sketchy towards top with loose rock and soft terrain- but take it slowly and you will be fine. My legs never hurt so much at the end, but no pain no gain. Don't forget to sit in the cool creek near trailhead to soak those aching muscles. Trail is well marked with white dots near top so as not to get confused about which direction to head.

It was an awesome adventure and views from the top are amazing! The people we met on the trail were very helpful and encouraging. Definitely bring plenty of water. A lady from Ashland, OR was on the trail and was kind enough to give me her extra water bottle! If she is reading this....THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Bitchin

Better be in good shape and carry more water than you think

Take lots of bug spray!

hiking
10 months ago

Bring a bug net for the first few miles. It's easy to lose the trail on the way down from the summit.. keep four mile lake (skiers left) in sight on the way down. Great views above timberline!

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked the 6 mile roundtrip portion from the trailhead to Puck Lake. Minimal trail damage, a well maintained access road and a relatively easy hike (in my book). The initial switchbacks will get your heart going but then this trail takes it easy on you! Highly recommend! Thanks to all of you who Leave No Trace and follow camping/fire restrictions.

Strenous!
Follow the white dots - parts of trail was snow covered yesterday which made us lose trail on the way up.
There also pink marks on trees to look out for at some places. Not a very well maintained trail, not a beginner trail. We made it to the summit and back in 7.5 hours.
Bring repellent - mosquitoes are fierce in the lower part of the trail.
And whatever you do - try to stay on the trail as much as you can. It can quickly become dangerous otherwise.

Pretty nice trail. We started at the trail head for nf 3640 and walked east to Great Meadow parking lot and back. Once we got to the starting trailhead we continue west for 2 miles until we came upon a huge volcanic lava rock area. Here we headed back to the starting point and logged 9.5 miles.

Being 4th of July weekend the trial was awesome! Few people and bikers! Everyone was friendly and nice.

The area is nicely cover with trees but carry bug spray.

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