Frog Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maupin, 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 September.
Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 to Frog Lake Sno-Park (4.5 miles southeast of its junction with Highway 35). Walk north on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail for approximately 100 yards to the trailhead sign. A more common way of accessing the trail is to drive or walk south of the Sno-Park on Road 2610 to Frog Lake Campground. A trailhead sign is along 2610 east of the campground.
Short and easy snowshoe hike. It was pretty cool that we were able to walk on the frozen and snow covered lake. Big disadvantage were definitely the big amount of noisy and stinky snow scooters.
This is a great place to take the kids for a little R and R. I wouldnt camp in the campgrounds when you can camp freely outside of the lake area. I park on the backside of the lake to avoid the crowds and hike in. One year we saw thousands of frogs in late September lining the lake, but we mainly go there in early summer to pick mushrooms. Dont pick any mushrooms unless you can properly identify them.
Great snowshoeing trail!