Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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Great hike that consisted of a trek out of the woods to a scramble over the rocks and a little bit of shake to huff up. Views were beautiful,and looking across the horizons you can see the top of Shasta standing proudly above the clouds. Majestic site. 2 liters of water is more than enough. We hit the trail at about 6:30 which made for a great day.

Perfect trail if you’re looking for an easy stroll-in-the-park style trail. Loops around Lake of the Woods and is great for pups and hikers of any level. Almost zero incline. Would carry bug-spray.

hiking
11 days ago

Gorgeous hike and beautiful views! There is no water on this hike, so make sure to bring enough to share with your pups!! The first half of the hike is also mostly inclined and in the sun, so come prepared with sunscreen and dress accordingly when hiking during spring/summer. The second half of the trial is mostly downhill and super fun due to run due to the trail being built for bikes. So, be prepared to share the trail with mountain bikers and be courteous enough to step aside to let them pass. Didn’t have a mosquito problem in spring. Four stars due to the lack of shade and water.

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!!

We started at the Summit Snopark/PCT trailhead, not realizing there was another trailhead specifically for McLoughlin. We got a little turned around at the beginning, so if you start from here make sure you take a right at the first fork in the road, about a quarter mile in!
Other than that, be prepared for a tough scramble up rocks for about the last hour or so to the summit. The views of Shasta and all the lakes from the top definitely make it worth it!

Great challenging hike! Starts off with a nice trek through the woods, then you get to a moderate, rocky climb and finish with a tough scramble. Views are totally worth it but you have to remind yourself of that when you’re in the suck zone. Brought my dog, who’s a great little hiker, and she was pretty tired by the end so something to keep in mind if you’re thinking about bringing your pup. It can be especially tough for a dog up top in the scramble. We met a couple who turned around because their older dog couldn’t make it over the rocks. Recommend bringing lots of water and snacks, for you and your pup. And don’t forget sunscreen! It’s cool up there but the sun is strong. Tons of butterflies up top which was kind of magical. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Definitely a rocky trail! Great views and its about a 10.5 mile rt hike. Thanks to the markings on the trail: orange ribbons and white markings on the rocks. It was a hard hike since I have not been out hiking for a bit. Took me about 7 1/2 hours round trip. Would I do it again? Yes, maybe hike up and camp overnight.

you gotta love rocks for this one. starts out as a stroll in the woods then never ending rocks to break your pace and rhythm. trail is void of snow

not a hard hike by any standard, great views at the top, and bouldering for when you get bored.

the trail was poorly marked after the Ridgeline, added about 20 cairns to help. look for small white dots spray painted on rock as well as orange plastic ribbon on trees to help wayfind.

backpacking
19 days 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
20 days ago

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

A nice little walk for the first half of the hike, not secluded enough for my taste.

Hiked 6/24/18. For a somewhat experienced climber this summit is very straight forward. I read several reviews that mentioned getting turned around and even lost, but as long you follow Karin’s and white dots the trail is well marked. You almost never see the mountain during the hike, it makes the climb rather unusual, but once you finally beak the tree line the summit shot is fairly short. No snow at this point, limited skree field, mostly boulders to keep you out of the dirt. It’s hot in southern Oregon so bring plenty of water and start early! Signs say 11 miles, reports of 9 but I didn’t bother to check, be ready to climb (hike) a mountain and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the ease of this summit. A good pair of trail runners and camelbak should be more then sufficient for this one.

nature trips
1 month ago

Hiked up to the 9000 ft level on a Friday afternoon to spend the night. Watched a lightning storm over Lake Klamath and it was also the first night of the Perseid Meteor showers. What a great experience. Climbed up to the summit and watched the sunrise. Then hiked down.

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

Incredible hike with an amazing view! Started today (6.16.18) just after 5am. 3 Hours to summit. Then back down in 1hr 50 minutes. Rocky and some loose gravel near the top but the trail was easy to find and follow (not much snow on the trail). Follow the white dots and the cairns left by previous hikers. Easily done solo! Highly recommend!!!

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.

Lots of options here! There are paved paths, nature tails, gravel paths, mild to steep incline, lovely views and tons of wildlife. We’ve seen deer, all the birds including an owl, and many other critters.
Paved paths are great for strollers. Lots of people on the trails walking dogs, running and just relaxing.
Very kid friendly.

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

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

on Mount McLoughlin Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great both in October and May with snowshoes

hiking
3 months ago

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

birding
3 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.

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

backpacking
5 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.

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