Four Mile Lake Loop Trail

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Four Mile Lake Loop Trail is a 14.9 mile loop trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

lake

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Four Mile Shelter To Hyw140

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike and well worth the miles, but there are some ailments!
First off, just an FYI, when you get to the pay station you DO NOT have to pay the day use fee! That’s only for the actual swimming and picnic area. When you drive through the campground, you’ll come to a trailhead and a big sign that says “trailhead parking, no fee”. It doesn’t say this at the pay station, which was a pain bc we ended up paying the fee!
You’ll actually start at the Badger Lake Trailhead and not the Fourmile one. Once you start, you’ll see a sign that will point you in the right direction. Throughout the rest, the hike is very poorly labeled. We got turned around multiple times and ended up on a portion of the PCT for a third of the hike (making us miss the top of the loop where a multitude of lakes and a canyon is). The PCT cut off will spit you back on the trail, but other than the trail head, none of the directional signs say Fourmile. So when you get to splits, make sure you check your GPS and go the right way. We ended up taking on almost 3 extra miles bc of this. There are also many fallen trees across the trail towards the last half, one pile so bad you have to leave the trail and trek around it to hop back on trail. This did not bother us, but may cause problems for others. Also, when you reach the end of the trail and try to go back to your cars... it’s super hard to find the trailhead again. Just hit the main road in the campground and walk back around. Save yourself the trouble we had of walking in circles trying to find the end trail where we had specifically started. Woo, that is all. Ps: bring deet.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike, although the mosquitoes by some of the lakes were pretty intense. I used PCT as a cutoff to avoid the unmaintained far sections, hike still came in at 14.2 miles

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Good loop with lots of beautiful lakes. The trail that connects Blue Lake Basin back over to Meadow Lakes area is not well maintained. A lot of over, under, and around fallen trees. It really slowed our pace and it was during the major elevation change which is difficult anyway.

snowshoeing
Saturday, February 06, 2016