Lish Lake via Vulcan Lake Trail

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Kalmiopsis Wilderness

Lish Lake via Vulcan Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brookings, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain830 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingForestLake
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Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Brookings: Travel northeast on County Road 784 (North Bank) to Forest Service Road 1376. Follow 1376 northeast to Forest Service Road 1909 east and the trailhead at road's end (32 miles from Brookings).

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Matt Stevenson
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The trailhead is completely unaccessible!! There is a large-landslide about an hour in from Brookings that blocked the only forest service road to get there. Confirm with the Forest Service that the road is clear before trying to drive there. See photos for a pic of the landslide/blowdown

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Tori Edwards
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This trail was great for my first backpacking trip! The effort was well worth it for a campsite right on the lake. There was some snow and ice on the trail in certain spots, so beware of that if you go soon.

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Madeline Rose
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This trail was amazing and beautiful! I took a sedan, but the last couple of miles is super rough and I don't recommend it. WARNING FOR DOGS: I highly recommend NOT bringing your dog on this trail. All 4 of my dog's paws got scratched up & he's going to have to take a break from adventures to recover. Also, the other people at the lake had their dog & their dog also had an injured paw from the hike. Other than the last couple miles driving to the trailhead & my dog getting hurt it was an amazing and beautiful trail & I would return with being more prepared :) The lakes were STUNNING! Vulcan Lake was iridescent blue due to the reflection of the sun on the selenite rocks. We saw salamanders up close munching on flies in the water. The water was so clean & perfect for a swim. The smell of azaleas growing along the water permeated the air this time of year too

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Dave Padgett
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This trail is currently inaccessible. Multiple washouts have chunks of road missing completely.

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Dan Dahle
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Hiked with Dan Carpenter, Gentry and Cole before the big fire that year. Beautiful hike & nice lake under the Vulcan Peak cirque.

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Dylan Speir
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Fun trail but be careful it forks of at very beginning of trail and only a tiny handmade sign pointing the right way.

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Patricia Sterritt
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The road going to the trail head is awful but the hike is great the lake is nice

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Jon Erler
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As already stated the road to the trail head can be really bad. I managed to make it to the trail head in a small car but i wouldn't recommend it. The trail is easy to follow and leads right to the lake. There are a few camping spots along the lake making for an easy backpacking trail.

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robert powell
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First to Review

Please refer to my "Vulcan Lake" hike elsewhere in these reviews. Little Vulcan Lake is a small and rather shallow lake line with shrubs and patches of darlingtonia (insect eating plants) along a grassy/rocky shoreline. A rather faint trail from Vulcan Lake leads to the obvious location of this nice lake.

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Alexis McNay
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Anand George
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Luke Nalley
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Merle Lyon
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Chris Damato
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