Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Great Trail for hiking with dog, but keep alert for mountain bikers.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Great both in October and May with snowshoes

Very easy trail with very gradual elevation changes, nothing hard. Hiked in mid-May 2018, about 4 miles in & back & no snow on the lower portion this year. Pretty views of Mt. McLouthlin & the lava flows. Lots of highway noise about 90% of the hike, but nothing too irritating. Not challenging for an avid hiker, more of a nature walk than hike. Trail very well maintained. Make note of which trail you come from at junctions, for your return. Would be great for kids. Pleasant day out & about.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome views, great trails! We loved taking our dog there and enjoying all the beautiful sights.

birding
1 month 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.

Nice views, great for older kids to explore the geological offerings of the area!

I've summited several peaks and I won't do this one again...too hot in August (which is really the only time it's not snow packed) due to sun exposure and reflection! Typically smoky this time of year which creates difficulty breathing and seeing the views...a lot of scree at the peak, dangerous and crowded as there is only a cement platform where the lookout used to be...then of course the difficulty with finding the correct route out on the descent...so many have gotten lost and ended up on the PCT...Also a very steep trail in the open...Love Theilsen, Bailey and Union peaks! I recommend those instead!

this is a great hiking and mountain biking trail. There are some really good views of Klamath Lake and even Mount Shasta on a clear day.

Excellent trail so close to cabins

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.

backpacking
3 months ago

‘‘This trail is a bit challenging to stay on especially near the top. Awesome day hike! Took about 11 hours but I stayed at the top a while.

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

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

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

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
4 months ago

Nice trail with just the right amount of rocks. Would be awesome on a mountain bike. Some downhill jumps on the hooligan decent. The views are pretty, and the distance makes for a nice few hour loop on foot.

Difficult hike, but worth the view! Pack extra water, I ran out the first time I hiked it. Start off early in the morning, it's gonna take most of the day. 4000+ elevation change. Stick to the ridge on the way down, otherwise you might lose the trail down.

Great trail, beautifully constructed by Dirt mechanics and maintained by Klamath trails alliance. Fun flow trail for mtb and great views!

great walk

birding
5 months ago

Easy walking with a nice variety of birds.

hiking
5 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.
Get the details at https://explore.globalcreations.com/places/usa/climbing-aspen-butte/

hiking
6 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.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Hard but worth it. Very windy Oct 7.

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Such a fun, rewarding hike. I was worried about finding the trail, but the white dots made it suele easy to follow. It was super windy at the top and I'm glad I brought my wind breaker!

Had the trail to myself hiking to Lake Harriette yesterday. Beautiful scenery, and I’d call it a mildly moderate trail. I was able to hike the 5.8 miles to the lake in just over an hour and a half. Such a peaceful place, and I got to have a one and one with a bald eagle! I’ll definitely be returning.

i like this hike and have done it a handful of times. cold weather came early this year. we camped at Como but woke up to spitting snow and fog. pretty fall foilage, quiet, clean trail.

Beautiful. Very difficult to get to the top. Worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Such a pretty trail! Not another single person around which made for a lovely hike.

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