Fawn Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Fawn Lake Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

bugs

Directions from Crescent: Travel east on County Road 61 to its junction with Highway 58. Turn north onto Highway 58 and then east onto Forest Service Road 60 and on to the Lake and campground parking lot.

2 months ago

Beautiful place. Took out horses up on this trail. HOWEVER.. BE WARE!!
The map on this ap is EXTREMELY inaccurate. This trail is NOT a loop at all and after about 10 miles connects to the Pacific Crest trail, or to head appoximaly an additional 7 miles to White fish Trail Head. Which we learned is the horse camp. Because of the innacuracy of the map on this so we were left with only spotty cell svc, to treck the last 5 miles in pitch black 36 degree temps with light rain/ snow. Luckily we were on good horses that were willing to do this, and that 911 was able to ping our location to the sherrifs dept. BE WARE that if you get stuck .. you may end up stayinbg the night out there because the sherriff.. a d search and rescue is based so far away. White Fish Trail Head, which is the connecting trail to "Fawn Loop " comes out 7 miles from the main road of the parking area for the trail head for "Fawn Loop".. If we would have been on less experienced horses or not have been able to connect to 911 this could have been very bad! This map needs to be updated with as mention that "Fawn Loop " is not a loop at all!

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy 2.5 hour stroll round trip to some quaint lakes!

backpacking
5 months ago

Great backpacking trip. Spent three nights at Fawn Lake. The trail in has a slight incline but not too difficult. We camped on the west side of the lake. Lots of good spots about 150 yards off the main trail.

Looped out past Pretty Lake this morning. A bit of snow across parts of the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful spot surrounded by a few small peaks. Well maintained trail. I went in a little early this year as large sections of trail were covered with snow. Would definitely go again.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

My wife and I hiked to Fawn Lake, returning by way of Pretty Lake, making it a bit over 8 miles total, parking at the trailhead near the boat ramps off NFD 60.

We came prepared, with ample water for the 5 hours it took us (stopping at Fawn Lake for a while of course) and an impressive array of insect assault countermeasures. Both the water and the repellents saved our life, or at least the half-day we spent hiking.

The trail was bone dry all the way and the aforementioned bugs of all stripes clearly knew we were coming; we finished the day fully hydrated and without a single noticeable bite. Would fully recommend the same prep to anyone planning a July outing to Fawn lake.

The (Fawn) lake IS beautiful and I could have given 4 stars if it wasn't for the few 'downsides': parched landscape, bugs, quite a few blowdowns on the Pretty Lake section, 'not enough' views (subjective) considering the surroundings,
Pretty Lake trail a bit eroded by winter and spring precipitations.

Pretty Lake is less 'postcard' material (typical 'lake in the woods') but I would recommend doing the loop anyway for a bit more variety.

I may go back to Fawn Lake, but it would be either earlier (April/May) or a few months later. Nevertheless, if you are interested in hiking up there, do it! It may not be Yosemite or Yellowstone but it sure is pretty enough :-)

hiking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nice gently sloping hike through trees. Can be hot and dusty so bring extra water. Milage wrong on app. It's 4 miles in and 4 miles out from trail head at Crescent Lake parking lot.
Water is cool and refreshing for wading or swimming.