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

Beautiful hike and well worth the miles, but there are some ailments!
First off, just an FYI, when you get to the pay station you DO NOT have to pay the day use fee! That’s only for the actual swimming and picnic area. When you drive through the campground, you’ll come to a trailhead and a big sign that says “trailhead parking, no fee”. It doesn’t say this at the pay station, which was a pain bc we ended up paying the fee!
You’ll actually start at the Badger Lake Trailhead and not the Fourmile one. Once you start, you’ll see a sign that will point you in the right direction. Throughout the rest, the hike is very poorly labeled. We got turned around multiple times and ended up on a portion of the PCT for a third of the hike (making us miss the top of the loop where a multitude of lakes and a canyon is). The PCT cut off will spit you back on the trail, but other than the trail head, none of the directional signs say Fourmile. So when you get to splits, make sure you check your GPS and go the right way. We ended up taking on almost 3 extra miles bc of this. There are also many fallen trees across the trail towards the last half, one pile so bad you have to leave the trail and trek around it to hop back on trail. This did not bother us, but may cause problems for others. Also, when you reach the end of the trail and try to go back to your cars... it’s super hard to find the trailhead again. Just hit the main road in the campground and walk back around. Save yourself the trouble we had of walking in circles trying to find the end trail where we had specifically started. Woo, that is all. Ps: bring deet.

trail running
7 days ago

More of an access road than a trail and they are being very liberal with the word "falls" but still a nice place for a quick run/walk.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike, although the mosquitoes by some of the lakes were pretty intense. I used PCT as a cutoff to avoid the unmaintained far sections, hike still came in at 14.2 miles

Wouldn’t rate as hard.

beautiful but walk the game trial a bit more difficult but much better pictures

This specific trail head is no longer an active trail. There is no trailhead and the trail itself is no longer kept by ODFW. There is a closed fire road with walking access, but it is supposed to veer off to the left and hit the trail. We followed the GPS for 2 miles where it says there is a trail and there was none visible. Completely overgrown.

HOLY MOSQUITOES. but good easy hike.

Very easy trail, save or about 40 ft of steep incline 1/4 of the way in the trail. A very relaxing walk into the woods. Can't wait to transverse this trail once it snows. Seemed almost bug-free, save for butterflies.

Ignore Shoen Davis, this is not a 4 hour hike unless you get lost. I had a three-year-old lead the way and it only took us about an hour and 30 minutes.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month 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!

This half of the trail is rough. More of an incline than the first half on Varney Creek and there are more fallen trees to hurdle over. There are several lakes on this loop. Wouldn’t recommend hiking it until mid-summer. At the top of the loop there was still quite a bit of snow pack (2-3 feet) when I went in May. Come mosquito prepared!

This trial is gorgeous! It is an incline most of the way up with slight alleviations here and there. You’ll pass Lake Como on the left after the trail split to Mtn Lakes Loop before you reach Lake Harriet. Both are stunning and are stocked with rainbow and brook trout! Fishing is great! We packed in and stayed a few days. I wouldn’t recommend setting up at Lake Harriet though due to the winds. It’s always windy due to the location. Lake Como would be a great one to set up at. Four stars only due to the mosquitos - come prepared!!

backpacking
1 month ago

Backpacked with 3 other friends to camp on the north side of Lake Harriette. Pretty difficult with 30+ lbs strapped to you but worth it. I advise taking the left side to get to the Lakes quicker when you hit the fork on top of the mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy and relaxing trail, definitely a way to fix a bad day. Make sure to check out the falls before you leave.

Great hike that follows creek the whole time. Lake is post card perfect. Watch out for mosquitos!

Went 6/2/18 , got swarmed with mosquitos 100ft. onto the trail and they didn't let off for a while. Other than that, it was a beautiful hike.

Beautiful, easy and fun trail, especially for kids!
Lots of wildlife to be seen, some very fun places to hop off the trail and explore down by the water.
It gets super hot when it’s sunny. From now ‘til fall, I suggest going early in the morning, late evening, or only on overcast days.
“walk” more than a hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, great scenery, they weren’t lying about it being difficult! Up hill most of the way but totally worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

"Easy" is very accurate for this trail as it's more of a leisurely walk than a hike. It was convenient place to stop on our trek from San Francisco to Crater Lake. It's very conveniently located and an easy place to stop to stretch your legs without having to commit to a real hike.

birding
4 months ago

The birds! The trail is well maintained, the dam is a plus. Bird watching shacks are very convenient close to the river. Flat enough to jog and run (kids). Not much shade, lots of sun.

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.

Easy trail with a large variety of birds. Beautiful scenery along the river.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful, easy going trail. Gets really cold come winter because of it being so close to the water. There are several hidden secrets just off the trail if you're paying attention! One of my personal favorites.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

beautiful this time of year, lots of snow, clear trail.

great walk

birding
8 months ago

Easy walking with a nice variety of birds.

hiking
8 months ago

This isn’t a trail. It involves driving to the saddle between Aspen Butte and Little Aspen Butte. Then it’s a matter of bushwhacking up the side of Aspen Butte. Last time I took this hike the woods were full of down trees, so there was a lot of zig-zagging on the way. There are also boulder fields to consider. The view from the top is spectacular.
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hiking
9 months ago

This was a beautiful walk and the lake was well worth it. There are some small ponds on the way which are beautiful in their own way as well.

Couldn't find the trail. Went via Clover Creek TH as summit post.org suggested. The trail was snowy and muddy so lost it before reaching Aspen Butte trail I guess. Not well marked at all. Clover Creek itself was pretty. Not much for views, not sure I'd do it again.

Very pleasant hike through a pine forest. Very clean, easy-to-follow trail, even after an inch or two of fresh snow. Flat from trailhead to Varney creek crossing (~1.2 m), then a very gradual, evenly-graded incline towards the loop - never steep. Walked to the loop and back in 3.5 h, including breaks. Our GPS agreed with the posted mileage of 4.5 m to the loop (not 4.26). Past outdated reviews note trees on trail; the trail is now completely clean.

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