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Burnt Lake Trail is a 10.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.4 mi Elevation gain 1,830 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Snowshoeing

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Forest

Lake

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Bugs

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Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Sandy: 1) Travel east on Highway 26 1.4 miles past Rhododendron to Road 2627, which is located on the north side of the highway. Follow 2627-207, a rough and narrow road not suitable for trailers, to its end at the trailhead in 4.3 miles.2) Travel 18 miles east on Highway 26 to Zigzag and turn left (north) onto Lolo Pass Road (Road 18). Continue four miles, bear right, and on Road 1825 cross bridge and then continue 1.7 miles to a junction. Bear right on 1825 and follow it for 0.3 miles until the pavement ends. Keep left, continue 0.04 miles and bear right onto 1825-109. Follow this road another 0.09 miles until its end at the edge of a large harvest unit and the trailhead.

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Keith Kozelisky
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Hiking

This was an awesome trail! The map of the trail starts way down the road from the trailhead so keep driving until you find it, you can’t miss it. Past that this a well maintained trail beneath the canopy. Lots of shade and cool on a hot day. There were many small streams when I went and would suggest boots or some legit hiking shoes. The view from the lake is amazing. The trail around the late isnt the best but works. I can’t wait to solo overnight this place. Definitely worth a hike.

Nevan K
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HikingMuddy

Pretty moderate trail. Wear boots or something with tread as it is muddy and there are several small streams to cross. Really Enjoyed the view of Mt. Hood at the Lake

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Alexander L.
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HikingMuddy

Really sweet trail. Overall, pretty tame with a few moderate inclines. Burnt Lake is super calm in the early morning. Lots of beautiful birds singing. Recommend to arrive as early as possible to avoid trail traffic and find a spot with a view of Mount Hood (of which there aren’t many). There’s a bit of mud around one part of the lake loop, but it’s not tooo bad. Overall, chill hike with a rewarding view at the end. Definitely recommend!

Cameron Quigley
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Loved this hike! I’m admittedly pretty out of shape so I had to work for that view but glad I forced my way to the end! The trail itself is 8 miles (10 miles if you follow google maps a little to literally and park a mile away from the gravel parking lot you didn’t know was there but probably should have guessed). The skies were clear and was blown away by the view of the mountain next to the lake. I got there around 12PM but had the trail to myself for about 80% of the hike and everyone I did cross on the trail (4 people) was respectful of social distancing practices. This hike I think just made my top 5.

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Chris Kennard
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M Rainey
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HikingBugsMuddy

This was super beautiful! It was about 8 ish miles. Way there all up hill coming back down was much easier! Hiking boots definitely recommend. You will have to walk through some water not to high though. Perfect for nice day.

Briana Dace
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddy

There were a few trees over the trail that you have to climb over/under. A few creek crossings with no foot bridges, so.... waterproof shoes!! We went on a very cloudy day, so I didn’t expect to see the mountain, and we definitely did not. The lake was beautiful and serene! My tracker got about 9 miles (I’m estimating since I forgot to turn it off until we were driving away ). Overall a good easy trail with not too much incline. It was beautiful even on a rainy foggy day!

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Amanda Heckmann
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Hiking

Great hike! About 7 miles round trip if just going around the lake. Little chilly on a cloudy day!

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lauren ladky
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Nice incline hike. Views of hood on the way up! Lots of folks at the lake

Cara Calzadilla
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Hiking

I loved this hike! The last mile to the trailhead was a gravel road with many potholes. Once you got to the trailhead, it is a little less than 8 miles out and back, not 10. A few downed trees, some shallow creeks to cross. The rest of the trail is in great shape. Gradual incline, nothing crazy. The lake is beautiful! I saw lots of salamanders and crawdads.

Preston h.
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Jacob Edwards
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Hiking

Great trail. Lots of places to stop and check out stream or woods. A few downed trees across path but no problem.

Bridget Misdom
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HikingMuddyRocky

This might be the best hike I’ve ever done when coupled with summitting ZigZag Mountain! A must see. At top there is a view of four or more mountain peaks.

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don poulson
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Michaiah Annear
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Matthew Henry
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RunningBlowdownFlooded

This was a great hill climb for a trail run. I don’t know where they get the mileage and elevation. My Garmin and hikingproject.com both said about 7.5 miles and 1400 feet elevation gains. The trail around the lake, about the last 200 feet is flooded as it returns back to the main trail but just tough it out and keep running. There are a lot of snags over the trail but it’s manageable.

Nick Alfonse
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