Explore the most popular hiking trails near Fort Klamath with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
17 days ago

Did this loop 10-26-2018. I did the loop counter clockwise starting at the junction of the Cold Springs trail and the South Rock Creek trail. I did not see any sunglasses on the trail, but I had my eyes peeled for them. The South Rock Creek trail is mostly burned up forest all the way to the junction with the Sky Lakes trail. I did the Isherwood trail loop also. The map here seems different than what I saw. The Cold Springs trail on the way back to the trailhead was mostly green and a better hike than the other part. This loop is easy to moderate at most, not difficult imho.

Good hike. Trail is rocky in spots but other than that ok. Trapper Lake is very pretty!!

hiking
2 months ago

Made it all the way to the end. Uphill for a ways at the start

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, would rate easy to moderate. Lost a pair of spy sunglasses on the way back on south rock creek trail :( email me if you find them please! Blizskaminski@yahoo.com

hiking
2 months ago

I would rate this as easy.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great little easy hike. There is some elevation gain at the beginning of the hike, but is nothing serious or too steep. The trail was very dusty when we were there which made it a bit less than ideal. However the trail itself appeared to be well used and maintained. With our packs on, it only took us about an hour to reach the lakes. We camped overnight and really loved it. There are quite a few good camping sites around the lake with the best ones being on the east and north sides (we walked around the entire lake and checked them all out). The lakes are very clear and warm (by mountain lake standards) with lots of little frogs and water skippers. And the night sky up there is stunning! We'll definitely be back again :)

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Nice views! Took my pups for the walk, they loved playing in the lake once we got to the top! Decent incline on the way there, but nice downhill on the way back! Will definitely go back!

Amazing trail w/ amazing views. Beware of mosquitos! The trail is really diverse with a lot of changes throughout from crossing creeks, meadows, & lakes. I advise long pants as the trail is slightly overgrown. There were a few downed trees along the way, but nothing hard to get over or around. The end of the trail results in crossing paths with Sky Lakes Trail & Trapper Lake.

Wouldn’t rate as hard.

HOLY MOSQUITOES. but good easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

July: Gorgeous hike!! Terrain changes from rocky to dusty. Not a ton of traffic (such a plus) and the lakes are STUNNING! Crystal clear and surprisingly warm compared to other mountain lakes. Mild mosquitos and inclined most of the hike. Great swimming hole. This particular part of the trail is only the first two miles of the Nannie Creek Trail (Puck Lakes Trail and Nannie Creek Trail are the same trail), so reaching the lakes would be doable for beginners.

August: Mid 60s and absolutely not one mosquito in site! Absolutely perfect!

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely would not call this a “hard” trail. Slight incline until you reach the lakes. The trail signs also change names right before the lakes. If you want to follow the loop, keep to the left. Going right will take you to sky lakes trail (take this to follow through two of the lakes). There are quite a bit of mosquitos in the shaded areas and the trail is pretty exposed through the burned sections of the forest. There are a few lakes up here that are awesome for a swim! Can also camp. Just make sure you’re not in a preservation section of the forest (there’s signs). This trail is a big eye opener for how important fire safety is! The scorched trees and ashen trail is devastating. Over-all a beautiful hike with great scenery!

Trail is overgrown but still nice. Very easy to find trail head.

This use to be one of my favorite hikes. The 2017 fire turned the trail into a moonscape from the trail head to Heavenly Twins Lake. I went in October and the trail was in fair condition. Watch your step because I fell through in two spots where I think a root burned under the trail. Because I use to love that trail. I found it to be a depressing hike.

Love going here just make sure you go during the right time of year especially if you are camping the mosquitos are every where during certain times

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great trail, a couple of tree's on the trial. But easy to go around. The lake was beautiful. This trail is actually Nannie Creek Trail.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Hiked this on July 6th....still had some snow patches! Made for a great solo hike and Puck Lake was calm and clear. Perfect hike to try out my new Black Diamond poles (especially on the initial switchbacks). Please follow all camping/fire restrictions and Leave No Trace!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Hiked the 6 mile roundtrip portion from the trailhead to Puck Lake. Minimal trail damage, a well maintained access road and a relatively easy hike (in my book). The initial switchbacks will get your heart going but then this trail takes it easy on you! Highly recommend! Thanks to all of you who Leave No Trace and follow camping/fire restrictions.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

in August the lake is teeming with frogs. my kids loved it so much. even though the hike is difficult for kids it's not too much. there were quite a few downed trees though.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Landscape was a little thick for my taste, but the lakes were beautiful. The best part was seeing a bald eagle fly over about a half mile in.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This might have been the most awful trail I have ever hiked. The blow down is so much that it is almost impracticable. I did the 13.7 miles because, frankly there is nothing in between except for logs. Every 50 feet you have to go over, under or around these snags. At places there are so many that you have to climb to higher ground to try and see where does the trail continue. Once you spot it you'll have to plan how to rejoin it through the downed trees. Contrary to the description, there are no scenic views to the exception of a single spot that gives you a glimpse of the valley. There is nothing else to see besides downed trees and at the end there is a lake. That is it. Oh, and the mosquitoes. The most frustrating hike I have ever done.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Was an easy hike to 4 lakes. Mosquitos were pretty bad but that was expected during the month of July. The trail had a lot I mean a lot of downed trees over the trail.

backpacking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

This is an easy trail for most and doesn't take but short time to get to the first lake. Bring bug spray or nets and thick clothing or you'll be frustrated by mosquitoes

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beautiful drive, gravel road up to the trailhead. Unfortunately at this time of year the mosquitos are brutal. As soon as I stepped out of the car, they swarmed me from all sides and flooded into the car. I shut the door with some stragglers surely trapped inside and hiked for about a half mile and then went straight back to the car. I stopped at a creek about 3 miles from Hwy 140 and walked around. It was pleasant and there were not as many blood sucking bugs down there. I will try this one again sometime in the fall. I really want to see lake notasha!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

South fork between trailhead to Margurette Lake cleared and repaired by yours truly June 2016. Beautiful hike.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Not many bugs, plenty of huckleberries! Great swim in Isherwood Lake.

hiking
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

the trail starts out a little steep, the levels. its also a little over grown, so keep the pant legs on. I don't know if I made it to the very end, there was s huge any hill dead smack in the middle of the trail. I didn't want to disturb it to go the last 1/2 mile.

hiking
Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a great trail, pretty views and lots of lakes to see. We went lake July and the trail was pretty clear of debris on the Nannie creek side. Marguerite lake was beautiful. There were lots of mosquitos and some hornets. Not much elevation gain.
We ended up taking this all the way to Cherry Creek, 13.7 miles. Cherry creek had lots of downed logs and lots of detours.

hiking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

This is a nice easy hike, relatively flat with many pretty mountain lakes. We hiked at the beginning of July and their were tons of mosquitos, so bring bug spray with deet. The water temperature at the lakes was very pleasant and we were tempted to jump in more than once. The trail info says 5.5 hours but we did in a little over 3 hours and our GPS said 7 miles.

hiking
Saturday, May 16, 2015

FYI, The springs are at the beginning of the trail not at the end of the trail. My daughter and I hiked the trail with fully loaded 45 lbs. packs on and found the trail to be easy in some spots but medium in other areas. If you're just hiking with a day pack or a fanny pack then this trail is easy. Our intentions were to hike to the springs and come back but we never found the spring. Only to be told by the Forestry department that the spring is at the beginning by the building just ahead of the restroom. Boy did we feel dumb. So I decided to post this so others won't assume as we did. We hiked the trial 5-09-2015 and their is snow on the path along with many, many downed trees blocking the path, so you'll have to either go around them or over them. When we spoke with the Forestry Office in Klamath Falls, Oregon the lady said that they only have three volunteers to go out on the trails to cut downed tree's and that they use a hand saw to cut the trees with so it takes them a while. We were also told that the PCT has over 80 downed tree's on it's path in a very short distance and it will be around 2 years before they anticipate getting the trail fully cleared again. Not sure how accurate that information is, but non the less I thought it wise to include here just in case. Over all the Cold Spring Trail is beautiful and well worth the hike. The only thing that was confusing for us was that we couldn't find any information about the trail so we assumed that it was a 2.7 mile one way hike to a spring where we could get water, rest and turn around, but the trail actually ends where the Sky Lakes Loop trail begins. Be careful as the Sky Lake Loop Trail can lead you to a 28 mile hike if you're not paying close attention.

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