Rosary Lakes Trail

EASY 10 reviews
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Rosary Lakes Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

Start with a ride up the gondola with a view of Diamond Peak then hike downhill past three beautiful cascade lakes. This hike has it all, a gondola ride, amazing views of Diamond Peak and Odell lake, and three cascade lakes inviting you for a swim.

hiking
10 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike! It’s a pretty gentile decent while you follow the PCT passed all three alpine lakes. After that it turns steeper as you get off the PCT and head for the ski lift. The ski lift is not operational so you can either do it as an out and back (11.8mi) or head down the black diamond under the lift. I chose the latter and scrambled and slid down the hill that is covered in scrub brush. I would mark this trail as more moderate to hard. Especially since the lift isn’t running to bring you to the top so you can just walk down hill the entire time. It’s roughly 8 miles of you choose to head down under the ski lift! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists!

21 days ago

1st let me start by saying this is truly an Oregon gem, right on the PCT too. I think this trail needs an update though. As of 7/17/18 the gondola is out of service. Secondly, this trail is NOT easy. Maybe you could rate that to the first lake, but if you go further to the end of the red trail path. It gains quite a bit of altitude and is basically following diamond ski runs up the mountain. It also states that after the 3 lakes at the junction with the PCT, that this is the highest it gets. Not so, this is where the trek gets the toughest and I would rate it as moderate; in comparison with other hikes of equal difficulty found on this app. If you have kids, don't go past the 3rd lake. If you are in shape and in the mood, go for it! The view at the top chair lift is incredible, with views of Diamond peak and Odell below. Just be ready for a decent 11.7 mile round trip. Great trek!

1 month ago

Very nice hike that you can start from the PCT trail head off of route 58. About 3.5 miles through the forest to a pretty lake. Bring bug spray!

backpacking
10 months ago

Nice fall hike to 3 quaint lakes. A bit of snow on trail but melting fast!

hiking
11 months ago

So close and epic!

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice quick hike with a beautiful payoff.
Only went to the 1st lake, but was amazing. Kids loved it, and even swam in lake before our hike back..

hiking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

hiking
Friday, December 26, 2014