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Gordon Lakes Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 738 ft Route type Out & Back

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Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on hwy. #20 for 17 miles and turn right on Forest road 2032 (Gordon Road.) Travel 5 miles and turn left on spur road 325. The trailhead is at the end of the spur.

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LeAnna Pitts
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Signage is missing but beautiful hike along Gorden Meadows. Family and dog friendly. Entire hike is in the shade. We went early September and there was huckleberry bushes. If you enjoy mushroom varieties lots to see.

Tanya Young
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July 20: Just sharing my experience in this area—please note that this trail has a west and east TH as well as access through the Gordon Meadows TH. I took FSR 2032 for 5 miles to reach the Gordon Lakes TH west aka Falls Creek TH. At mp 5 you will see a hiker symbol on the right. Take a left into a large parking area on road 325. Look for an uphill trail towards the end of the road to the left. This trail is not marked but looks like a defined trail. Follow this overgrown trail crossing two roads. Nothing is marked, and you won’t see a sign until about 3.3 miles. The signage confirms you are on the Gordon Lakes Trail and after a bit gives you the option to take the Gordon Meadows Admin Trail. This is a good climb through the forest but does not provide direct access to the meadows. Continue on the main lakes trail which travels alongside the meadows. It eventually climbs away into the forest on its way to the lakes closer to the east. I did not go to the lakes today. If there is a trail traveling through the heart of the meadows, I did not find one. After climbing the admin and continuing on the lakes trail along the meadow area, I turned around for a 10 mile rt day. This was my second attempt to access this area. Gordon Meadows TH is on rough spur road 345. I turned around 1.5 mi from that trailhead due to the conditions of the road and being unsure about the gps directions. In my opinion, it is easier to hike in at the 5 mi mark. If using the interactive map, you will be off trail as that map is the route from the east. Beautiful area, quiet and remote.

Crystal R.
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Hiking

Hiked to the lakes via the Admin trail, there is no signage at the TH, parking for 4-5 cars. Trail was mostly in good condition, with a few blowdown trees to cross. The distance listed here is not accurate, check the USFS site, as there are three TH’s to access the lakes. Pretty area I might hike it again.

Scott B.
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Hiking

overgrown , no signage to speak of. followed the trail to a couple of roads, still no signs. lake? saw a culvert. still a good naked walk us better than none ;)

Lisa Shields
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pretty, but can find lots better. tried to only give it one star

Scott Swanson
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Trail head is not well marked and there is also another trail head that is way shorter

Jess K.
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David Russell
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way longer than they say also heard Bigfoot several times

Delana Bond
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Brian Kindle
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Gary Westphal
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Jessica Patterson
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Adam Passmore
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George Paths
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Alexis Patton
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Paul Willetts
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joe n nikki lawrence
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Jacob Lundeen
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