Eel Lake Trail

MODERATE 25 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

nice little trail. The last mile is pretty neglected and lots of bear skat after mile 2.5.....

25 days ago

Nice hike along lake. More easy than moderate. For the first 2 miles this is an easy walking well maintained path. Pass the 2 mile marker the trail deteriorated becoming narrow and overgrown for about 1/4 mile then turns better but not as good as before. A little beyond 3 miles (from start) trail gets small and muddy (in August) and we turned around.

Note; Some reviews said was hard to find. If in day use area this trail does not start near lake but up a bit - if in day use meadow look for clearing in brush/trees and enter there. Or you can go to the RV dump place and you will see a blocked off dirt road there that you can take toward lake. In either case you will come to a bridge with the trail sign marking the start.

1 month ago

Excellent walk along the southern rim of Eel Lake. Mostly shaded with a well marked path. This is a good beginner's walk, too.

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3 months 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.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Play area for kids. Great hike!

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7 months ago

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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.