Osprey Point Trail

EASY 5 reviews
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Osprey Point Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
22 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips







3 months ago

Stopped in with kiddos over the weekend for a quick walk. Saw cougar track and scat in the middle of the trail! Back to the car we went!

11 months ago

Crappy trail. Lots of dead and down blocking the trail towards the end, we couldn't even get to one of the signs. A trail has been blazed around the tree, but there was human feces in the middle of the trail. Lots of mosquitos. For an "interpretive trail", there really wasn't much to be learned. We learned more from the nearby gravesite sign than this trail. Disappointed.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Ok trail. Mosquitos!!!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

This quick little 0.7 mile out-and-back is a nice little hike for families. It's a level 10-minute hike through the thinned out forest off the Cascade Lakes Highway, ending with a very quick loop with some educational signs about the osprey and their place at the Crane Prairie Reservoir. The endpoint is quite a distance from the reservoir, not the best view in the world, but if it's later in the season and not too muddy you'll be able to follow a dirt path much closer to the water--maybe even spot some osprey yourself. And before you go, check out the Billy Quinn Grave Site just to the left of the trailhead; not often you find a century-old grave as a point of interest on a hiking trail.

The trailhead is accessed from the Cascade Lakes Highway, about halfway between Mt. Bachelor and Highway 58. It's not worth its own trip, but if you're in the area and have small children, this is the type of hike that will get them interested in hiking. If you are driving out here with kids, go east on Century (Highway 42) for a few miles and check out the Crane Prairie Dam as well.

3 months ago