Waldo Lake Trail

HARD 11 reviews
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Waldo Lake Trail is a 19.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Odell Lake, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

Great day hike or overnight. Lots of MTB traffic so watch out. A 2 mile side hike to Rigdon Butte for a scramble to the top is very nice to get a. view of the area. (Turn north at the footbridge over the Willamette on North side of lake -2miles from north islet th)

hiking
20 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

August 26 and 27, 2017 - backpacking/camping trek with 12 year old son. A truly gorgeous hike with nearly all trees that fell during the winter/spring cleared from the trail. Huckleberries were truly awe inspiring in variety, quantity and flavor. Thousands present, truly! We went counter-clockwise starting at Islet campground, hitting huge sections of huckleberries starting in the burned section furthest from North Waldo Campground, then going for at least eight or nine miles after!!! Very few full circle hikers, though a dozen or so full circle mountain bikers. Well worth the trip. Few mosquitoes at this late time of year. Only downside was smoke from all the fires hindering visibility,.

backpacking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Three day backpack with son and 14 year old granddaughter, August 4-6. Awash in delicious huckleberries! Mosquitos love Waldo in July and August, so be prepared. My favorite place!

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

fantastic trail. hike ran west half. look for patches with plump huckleberries.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

great loop, watch out for skeeters.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Haven't hiked it in a while but remember it being beautiful and hard, but we had to turn back because the trail wasn't being maintained. Too many fallen trees on the trail

Monday, April 11, 2016

Amazing in late August or September.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Did an out and back going clockwise. Super burned out area at the north end of the lake but some really cool features. Crossed the head waters for the north fork of the Willamette river.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 03, 2005