Clear Lake Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Clear Lake Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Maupin, Oregon that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.7 miles
291 feet

dogs on leash






1 month ago

Very poorly maintained trail. A lot of downed trees or overgrown bushes. Several places the trail is barely identifiable. Portions of the trail are a dirt drive way and a full-of-hole paved drive way, when campers driving by, we were covered by dust. The lake seems to be a popular camping site with a lot of campers come to play in the lake, but this trail is not really pleasant except a portion at the southern lake shore.

2 months ago

During the 2017 Eclipse half the lake was eclipsed and the other half not. You could see Mt Hood lit up orange while the forest to the south went dark. Absolutely surreal. Lots of tourists on the east bank of the lake in designated camp spots and lots of transient locals on the west bank in the “Dispersed” (free) areas. Tons of cougars, there are prints all along the West Bank. At night you can hear them walk by your tent and growl. Really pretty walk, while the north bank of the lake is the prettier side, you can only see Mt Hood from parts of the south bank. Love that the lake looks like a bird on maps ;)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Never seen this lake in the summer. We usually come here in the winter and snowshoe.

3 months ago

Wednesday, April 19, 2017