Moss Creek Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Moss Creek Trail is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

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25 days ago

The end result is amazing! The trail itself is a little hellish. You definitely need a machete to get through some of the over growth. There are fallen trees all over the trail, so bad in spots that you have to find a new way through. Some places, the trail disappears and you have to search for where it starts up again. This slowed us down a lot!
There are pink flags, blue markings about half way, and sporadic cairns to help guide you. Thanks goodness for those because without them, we would have never made it through!
According to an old cowboy we met on the way out, moss creek is an abandoned trail that is no longer maintained by the forest service. He was shocked to see us there.
We had the lake completely to ourselves but there were signs of previous campers. The lake is small and it’s easy to hike almost completely around the lake in just a few minutes. The lake is shallow and crystal clear. The water is cool and refreshing. Moss creek is beautiful as well.
If your wanting to get to Lake Harriett but don’t want to get lost in the woods, I suggest taking the Varney creek Trail. It’s maintained and easy to hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Definitely need a 4x4 to get to the trail head. Very rocky in the beginning. Easy to follow as trail was well marked with flags but will take a while to get to the peak due to all the fallen trees. Beautiful scenery being deep in the woods.

10 months ago

Hard to get to, need capable 4x4 vehicle. Definitely a challenging hike with a steep begging. Lot of fallen trees to go over, under and around. Follows and crosses creek a few times. It is worth the hike because the lake in the end is magnificent. Great view and crystal clear water to refresh in.

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13 days ago

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Monday, June 05, 2017

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Monday, July 25, 2016