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Patjens Lakes Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 741 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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Boo Ray
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Great hike to do during covid. Not many people and there’s plenty of space to keep distance while passing. Great views of the surrounding mountains and of Big Lake. There are a couple fire rings near Patjen Lake if you want to backpack in. Lots of beautiful flowers and buzzing bees!

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Justin Knight
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Kate B.
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Nice, easy hike. Cloudy day so no views, but the bear grass was in bloom which made for a beautiful landscape in the burned areas. Lots of mosquitos near the small lakes, but not an issue on the rest of the trail. Many blowdowns, but most were easy to go over or around.

Jeff Leonard
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HikingBlowdown

Perfect trail for us while vacationing in Sisters. We had gorgeous weather! The trail has some nice climbs, but nothing super strenuous. Lots of downed trees. We forgot bug spray, and we have the bites too prove it, but not enough to diminish a great day! This trail has lots of wonderful vistas, great views of all the mountains- Washington, the Three Sisters, and Three Fingered Jack. Long sunny sections in the burnt out forest and some green shady sections, too. Several little lakes along the way and then ends on Big Lake. Great Day Hike!

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Austin Stoner
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Mike Guill
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Scooter Mac-G
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HikingBlowdown

6-14-2020, fun place. found this hike by accident as they did not have any day passes at the PCT trailhead. this hike is right accross the street. My twin eight year olds counted 126 branches and logs you have to step/climb over. For us it just added to the adventure. some beautiful mountain lakes and when you get into the non burned area it was so lush and simply spectacular. No snow, very few mosquitos. Great day.

Jason Kurner
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Hiking

This trail would have got 5 stars if there wasn't so many down trees. Been hiking for 25+ years and finally saw my first elk in Central Oregon. Obviously visibility sucked, got snowed and rained on, never cleared, but it was still worth it. I went 5 miles (right at the sign) to Patjens Lake and came back the same way. Lot's of little ponds at the lower elevation and a good mix of openess and lushness.

Tanya Young
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HikingBlowdownBugs

6/4/20 Lots of deadfall on the trail and the mosquitoes are ramping up! Normally I would give this trail a higher rating. It was lovely last fall.

Branden DeLange
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Patchy snow but nothing crazy, dog did just fine. Little to no shade as it is a burn area, but the lakes are pretty full.

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Hank Costello
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Matt Dealy
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well, I drove an hour and a half from Springfield only to find the road to the trail head is closed Nov. 15 - may 1st

Bettie Deike
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Hiking

Great loop! A lot of downfall so just be prepared to go over fallen trees etc.

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Gail Cannady
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HikingBlowdown

Many more trees down than last summer. Lots of over/around detours. You would cross one and the next one would be in sight. The whole hike. Strenuous. But a beautiful day with few people.

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Tonya S.
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Jack M.
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Hiking

Great hike with minimal gain in elevation! The view of Mt Washington across the larger lake was spectacular. We hit it right after a rain fall on a crystal clear day so the trail was very good and the views absolutely unbeatable. Some of the hike is through a three year old burn, but it is coming back and good to see the young trees.

Gretchen O.
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Hiking

Great views. Didn’t see a soul no mosquitos no dust great weather. September 27

Crystal R.
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Hiking

Enjoyed this trail on a cooler partly cloudy Fall day, which was great for the more exposed burn areas. A great loop trail with beautiful views of several peaks in the area. A few blow downs across the trail but nothing major to climb over. Would definitely go again, I’d love to see the wildflowers in bloom in this area.

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Dawn Mach
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Hiking

Trail is in good condition. No blow downs. Good to see new forest growth. Dusty, not much shade.

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