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.
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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.