Aspen Butte via Clover Creek and Mountain Lakes Loop

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Mountain Lakes Wilderness

Aspen Butte via Clover Creek and Mountain Lakes Loop is a 18.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from May until November.

Distance: 18.3 km Elevation Gain: 787 m Route Type: Loop

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

muddy

rocky

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike. Be sure to look for the Clover Creek cutoff to shave a few miles off. From Aspen Butte, I followed the west ridge and shot straight for Paragon and Mystic Lakes. Caught the Loop trail back to the top. Fun hike with fish jumping all over the place at Clover Lake on the way back.

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

This recorded hike is accurate, at least the displayed return leg, which we took both ways. (the trail that this returns on is called the Clover Connector. It is fairly well marked with a sign on each end, yellow blazes, rock cairns, and old style tree debarking. It does have a lot of fallen trees.) The trail in general, was fair to excellent. Few jagged or loose rock, it was easy to walk on. The mapped trails seem to be all logged out, the connector just meanders around or over trees. The Aspen Butte trail has a sign, and is mostly easy to follow, but it disappears around rock gardens occasionally. Views are fantastic after the first few miles. Shortly after you reach the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail, you get a great view of Lake Harriette and the basin. We almost went there instead, it looks that great. The Butte had great views all around and a place to sit.