Squaw Lakes Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Squaw Lakes Trail is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Jacksonville, Oregon and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles
187 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


17 days ago

Not a bad afternoon walk. Very pet friendly. If you start to the left of the lake the bridge and spring at the end are totally worth the hike. Once you get there, you’re almost done. It’s a long one way gravel road out. I wouldn’t suggest it for a low car or when it’s wet out.

2 months ago

Nice and pretty. You will Enjoy!!!

4 months ago

Beautiful November walk around a quiet, clear lake. The road down to park at the trailhead was super muddy and needs gravel but once there it was worth it.

7 months ago

great easy hike. no incline. dirt road. well maintained. pretty secluded so does have an eery feeling unless you like being alone. i went with 2 dogs and my family and still felt a little weird. however still a great hike for new hikers and kids. dogs did love it, especially the water.

8 months ago

Great, easy hike along a wide, level, and well developed path. It loops around the lake and can take as short as an hour depending on how often you to stop to swim. There are lots of places to get in the water. The water is clear and calm, and a surprisingly perfect temperature for swimming!
$5 parking fee at the trailhead.

10 months ago

the "trail" is more like a dirt road. it's used by the ranger to help people camping haul their gear to their site. it's well maintained and clean. the lake will always be right beside you and there's areas where you can jump in for a quick swim. if you're into finding wildlife you'll want to take it slow. we were able to spot all kinds of insects and saw 3 turtles basking on a log in the lake close to the bank. the trail is flat all the way around. great hike for young children and even older hikers. pro tip: there's clearly marked numbers on each camp site, if you are thinking of camping keep in mind to look at the numbers of each site so you have have an idea of which one you'd like to reserve :)

11 months ago

Really easy hike! Plenty of spots along the trail to jump in & cool off :) kid & dog friendly

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This trail was great! Beautiful lake, well maintained trail. We took the dog & enjoyed it thoroughly. We're going to be back to camp!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Fun easy trail. Nie camping spots though we were only there to hike with the dogs. Short loop around the lake so we made two. The drive...especially last 5 miles on gravel is slow-going and dusty but worth it.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Super easy, beautiful walk around the lake!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sweet ropes wings all the way around!

Monday, June 27, 2016

It was a great nature walk. By the water the whole time and multiple rope swings!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Went here late in the season last year and was the only person there, really peaceful.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Beautiful hike. Perfect for the family and dogs. Coming back to camp!! Well worth the drive.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Great spot. Great place to hike and camp. Pretty neat in the winter.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Beautiful place! We go with my wife and dog in winter! awesome we gonna return in spring and camp there!

Monday, March 30, 2015

I've been here twice, loved it. Looks great for camping and fishing.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Nice sunny day for an easy hike on November 30, 2013. There was a few logs to cross the creek, but we took our time to make sure we didn't slip on the moss. It was amazing at the reflections in both of the lakes. After walking by the camp sites, I think I will want to return in the summer even though you pack your stuff in.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Nice hike. Water was crystal clear. Looking forward to going back in the summer.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nice Easy Hiking! Beautiful and quiet

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nice easy trail, you do have to watch out for poison oak if going off the trail. There are about 3 rope swings located in different places around the lake. Will have to go back and do some camping next time.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

This is a very easy trail, wide and mostly flat. There is a bird blind that some boy scouts had built, as well as their interpretative trail section which we didn't do. We camped at Squaw lake May 23-24th, and had the place to ourselves. It was Moonshine's first camping trip, and she loved it! Especially her hike around the lake just after sunrise. There's a ropeswing as well, but I didn't swim--it rained almost all morning.

2 months ago

3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

9 months ago

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Load More