Eel Lake Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Eel Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeside, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
27 minutes ago

hiking
29 days ago

Trail was scenic and nice. Good hike for kids & if you're looking for a leisurely walk with lots to see. After 2 miles the trail got very narrow with overgrown vegetation which is why I didn't rate it higher.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Play area for kids. Great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

10 months ago

Great trail. Though it won't crush your legs or cardio, it will sooth the soul. Hard pack trail, low rocks and rubble. Heavy canopy, great for a summer hike. Bugs and spiderwebs were few even in August and with the lake nearby. Very light undulating path. Great for those who hiking is not there thing but good enough to get some exercise. Very beautiful.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice lake, park, and trails. There are 2 trails. The one to the left is 2 miles. The one to the right is the 6 mile trail. This trail is well groomed and easy to navigate. Good one for most people.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

I hiked this trail while camping at the Winchester Bay dunes. The trail goes all along the water which makes for an excellent view the entire way. Even though the trail starts at a large park with a playground and possibly a swimming area, we met very few people and enjoyed some quiet solitude. The weather went back and forth between sunny and rainy but we stayed relatively dry due to the tree cover. We went a long way without reaching any obvious end but the trial became noticeably less traveled or maintained which might mean that we passed it. The trail is pretty easy with no real elevation, but kinda muddy with some slippery, sketchy log bridges. It would be great for older children (probably 8 and up) or baby carrying.

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

birding
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lovely trail but I only found a rough 2 mile trail. We must have missed something but the view was wonderful!

trail running
Thursday, November 26, 2015

whitewater kayaking
Saturday, November 07, 2015

It was nice we kayaked.

Monday, October 26, 2015

walking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lovely hike cut short though because of clear cut area where many trees are down causing the trail to be unsafe. The first two miles of the trail are lovely though.

canoeing
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Nice easy trail along the lakeside. Beautiful scenery for a nice family or relaxing walk. If you are looking for a challenging climb, look elsewhere.