Sparks Lake Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Sparks Lake Trail is a 19.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,591 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bend: Travel 26.2 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.2 miles south on F.S. Rd. 4600 400, to reach the Spark Lake Trailhead and the beginning of the trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful scenery.

2 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

backpacking
3 months ago

Decent hike. First time backpacking. Could not see any lakes until Lava Lake at the end of the hike. There is a campground at the end (so not quite backpacking). I would recommend either making a reservation at the campground prior or doing the hike one way.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This is the most beautiful hike I've ever done! Sooo many different views of mountains, water, rock formations, and spectacular nature! We found a secret place to hang out - just ours!! We can't wait to return...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Easy beautiful hike. Today we escaped all the smoke of forest fires. So refreshing. Very alpine.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Amazing views from Sparks Lake. You don't even need to hike to see South Sister looming over the lake. Tons of people on the water and around the lake on a weekend in July. Trail take you around the area and offers multiple views of Sparks Lake, South Sister, and Broken Top. A must do if in the area.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Beautiful setting. I vacant see why Ray Atkeson liked it so much!! Very easy hike.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The sun was shining, birds chirping, chipmunks scurrying across the trail. God's amazing glory was all around. Life doesn't get much better than this. Get out and make memories of your own. I posted a picture of my kids holding hands admiring the mountains. Too cute.


Paved trails plenty of parking.

hiking
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

What a beautiful place!

hiking
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Perfect for elders and kids. Fun places to stop and enjoy the view or put your feet in the water

paddle sports
Monday, July 08, 2013

This is an easy trail and very family friendly. I personally don't love it here because I'm an avid hiker and this spot tends to be more amateur friendly and busy. In fact, part of the trail is actually paved, which attracts a lot of people who are not very comfortable in the outdoors and are looking for that exact kind of hike. People also seem to be very afraid of dogs out there, both my boyfriend and I have noticed on the paved trail that people seem to be afraid of dogs, even when they are on leashes, harnessed and completely minding their own business. Not my cup of tea. However, Sparks Lake is beautiful (kind of chilly), and a wonderful place for canoeing and kayaking. I would just rather be on the water than hike around the edge here.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 05, 2014

walking
Sunday, August 18, 2013