Alta Lake Trail is a 15 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Butte Falls, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,923 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

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lake

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Directions from Butte Falls: Travel northeast on Highway #992 (Prospect- Butte Falls Highway) out of town 9 miles to Forest Service Road #34. Turn east and continue 9.5 miles to road #3785. Turn north and follow this road 3 miles to the Alta Lake trailhead. Parking is limited at the trailhead to turnouts along the road. There is room to turn a horse trailer around.

hiking
17 days ago

We only went to the top if the first hill... it was a solid 2.5 miles of up hill, but the views at the top were worth it. We had to bushwhack a little to get the view. Ww will do it again when we have more light.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Just attempted to get to Alta Lake from the Seven Lakes Trailhead and was unable to due to snow at this time of year, early June. We were able to make it to Frog lake and about a mile up from there. Mosquitos weren't too bad surprisingly. Plus the drive to the trailhead was mostly paved. Great day trip, but will try again later in the summer.

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