Winopee Lake Trail

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Winopee Lake Trail is a 13.4 mile out and back trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 13.4 miles Elevation Gain: 741 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

lake

views

Directions from Bend: Travel 46 miles west and south on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then west on F.S. Rd. 4635 for 3 miles to reach the Winopee Trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Returned on 10/6 to complete this hike. Fall is the perfect time. The colors are lovely especially at Winopee Lake. I definitely recommend journeying all the way there as the area itself is special. I love the lichen hanging from the trees, the boggy quality of the lakes, the meadows, the birds and wildlife...Muskrat Lake is under 10 mi rt. You need to bushwhack to reach both lakes as the trail doesn’t lead right to them and user trails are not apparent. I checked out the Teddy Lakes too for a round trip 15 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

No one on the trail. Loved the backside of Cultus Lake with the Aspens and rock outcroppings. Easy walk

hiking
blowdown
bugs
3 months ago

This is a relatively easy mostly well maintained trail. We visited Teddy Lakes on our way in and the larger lake had a place to camp and the lake was beautiful and accessible. We continued on to Lake Winopee and camped on a rocky outcropping that had a lovely view of the lake, stars and moonrise. The one bummer was the lake edge has become overgrown with plants. There was no place to get into the lake. We tried walking out in a log but even that put us in muck up to our ankles and there was a lot of algae. We heard on our way out that Snowshoe Lake, only a half mile away, would have probably been a better choice. Some bugs but not too crazy.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked on June 28th. As per the last review, mosquitoes were already ramping up. I only made it 3 miles before turning around due to thunderstorms. Nice trail with minimal blowdown. Cool forest, shady with views of lake off side trails. No bear in sight.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
4 months ago

Great trail- lots of mosquitoes. Saw a big ol’ black bear right off the trail about 5 miles in.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail in late June. It's in a really serene wilderness area with some great trail options. Mosquitoes were pretty abundant. The trail gets a little less maintained the further out you get, but it's pretty easy-going hiking most of the way.

backpacking
Mon May 07 2018

Was a good trail, a little on the dusty side and was a little crowded by Cultus lake but once I got into the wilderness area it was a beautiful hike to a nice campsite over looking winopee lake

hiking
Wed Sep 14 2016

I started at the Cultus Lake trailhead for the Winopee Lake trail. Beautiful spots along the trail to jump into Cultus lake. Trail is dense forest and very dusty. I turned off of the Winopee lakes trial to go to Teddy Lakes. I did not track it but guess it was about 9 miles out and back. I highly recommend Teddy Lakes. Beautiful secluded lake. Train ends but about 300 feet east along the lake is a site all prepped for backpacking. Awesome swim!!!

hiking
Mon Aug 24 2015

I hiked this trail from Cultus Lake up to the Snoeshow Lake trail. Muskrat Lake is a great camping spot as there is a feeder stream on the north side.

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2012

Hiked about 3 1/2 miles up this trail. It follows along the eastern edge of Cultus Lake and then veers further north. A variety of wildflowers in bloom, but the trail is very dusty and heavily wooded.

hiking
28 days ago

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