Van Patten Lake is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Haines, Oregon and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and is best used from July until October.
This is a pretty long climb. Trail is easy the walk is not. Beautiful area and will hike this trail again. Just know the climb is over 2300 ft in elevation. Easy trail moderate to hard climb.
The water is freezing, you need to go on really warm days. Crystal clear though, and beautiful views. Great place for stargazing at night.