{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"6734","post_title":"Rainbow Bay Picnic Area","post_content":"Rainbow Bay at Lake of the Woods offers 67 picnic sites at an elevation of 5,000 feet. This site is operated by a concessionaire and offers boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. Amenities include piped water, flush toilets, a group picnic area, a nearby resort and accessible restrooms and picnic sites. There is a fee for use of the area.

","post_name":"rainbow-bay-picnic-area","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3782","lng":"-122.209","distance":"0.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/rainbow-bay-picnic-area\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7716","post_title":"Aspen Point Campground","post_content":"The Aspen Point Campground offers 60 camp units on the north shore of Lake of the Woods. Other facilities include piped water, drinking faucets, flush toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, waste water disposal, trailer dump facility, a reservable group site, and a boat launch. Recreation opportunities include fishing, swimming, boating and waterskiing in Lake of the Woods as well as picnicking, hiking and mountain biking.

The Lake of the Woods Resort is nearby and offers gas, groceries, boat rentals, cabins, trailer spaces with full hookups, and a restaurant.","post_name":"aspen-point-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3847","lng":"-122.213","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/aspen-point-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6494","post_title":"Sunset Campground","post_content":"Sunset at Lake of the Woods\n

\nSunset Campground is located on the shores of magnificent Lake of the Woods just 32 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on Highway 140 then two miles south on Dead Indian Memorial Road.Facilities include piped water, drinking faucets, flush toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces (barbecues in picnic areas), waste water disposal, and a boat launch. Recreation opportunities at the campground include swimming, waterskiing, fishing and boating in Lake of the Woods in addition to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking.

The Lake of the Woods Resort is nearby and offers gas, groceries, boat rentals, cabins, trailer spaces with full hookups, and a restaurant.","post_name":"sunset-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3722","lng":"-122.197","distance":"1.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/sunset-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1496985","post_title":"Brown Mountain","post_content":"

Brown Mountain is more accessible and a shorter drive than some of the other southern Oregon peaks. An easier climb than Mount McLoughlin (Route 70), Brown Mountain can be combined with its neighboring peak for a double-summit weekend.<\/p>\r\n

Nestled in the Winema Wilderness, Brown Mountain lies in both the Fremont–Winema and Rogue River–Siskiyou national forests. The mountain, surrounded by lava fields, is a slag heap of a cinder cone like Black Butte in central Oregon (Route 40). In winter, there can be plenty of snow, but later in the spring, bring rock skis—there’s a load of talus and scree. Watch for snowmobilers, and be ready for a long trek in on the road.<\/p>\r\n

Start Point: <\/strong>Brown mountain trailhead, 4800 feet
High Point: <\/strong>Brown mountain summit, 7311 feet
Trail Distance: <\/strong>6 miles
Trail time: <\/strong>5 hours
Skill Level: <\/strong>Intermediate<\/p>\r\n

(Trail description courtesy of Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Oregon by Christopher Van Tilburg<\/a>)<\/em><\/p>","post_name":"brown-mountain","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3888","lng":"-122.252","distance":"3.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/brown-mountain\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6898","post_title":"Mountain Lakes Trail","post_content":"The Mountain Lakes Trail begins at an elevation of 5,200 feet and climbs up the Seldom Creek drainage, crossing the creek over a footbridge, and gradually ascends through meadows and along volcanic outcroppings. From the mixed conifer setting of the trailhead, the scenery gradually changes to higher elevation mountain hemlock\/subalpine fir forest. After climbing over 2,000 feet in five miles, the trail meets the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Looking back affords a nice view of Mount McLoughlin in the distance. In this dry, windy, high elevation environment, harsh growing conditions cause trees to grow into stunted and contorted shapes. The practice of minimum impact visitation is required to protect the area.","post_name":"mountain-lakes-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3587","lng":"-122.164","distance":"3.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/mountain-lakes-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6499","post_title":"Summit Trail","post_content":"The Summit Trail is a very short \"feeder\" trail which provides access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 from the Summit Trailhead. The trail is level, winds through dense forest, and crosses the Cascade Canal just before rejoining the Pacific Crest Trail at a distance of 0.2 miles from the trailhead.","post_name":"summit-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3959","lng":"-122.285","distance":"5.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/summit-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672073","post_title":"Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Highway 140 to Forest Road #700)","post_content":"This is a unique section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The trail winds along the western flank of Brown Mountain crossing rugged lava flows on a cinder trail surface. There are good views of Brown Mountain, Robinson Butte, and Mt. McLoughlin in this section. Alternating between thick stands of mixed conifer forest and open vistas, the trail also passes several isolated stands of quaking aspen. During the late summer huckleberries are abundant the last two miles of the trail. There are no water sources along the way.

Beginning at the parking area off Highway 140 a short 0.2 mile access trail leads to the PCNST. At this junction, turn left (south) and follow the trail along the Cascade Canal for half a mile to Highway 140. The trail crosses the Highway and continues for half a mile to the junction with the High Lakes Trail. It is about 1.6 miles to the Fish Lake Resort area to the west.

Continuing south, the trail begins a five mile traverse over the Brown Mountain lava flows, gaining 800 feet in elevation. Once leaving the lava flows, the trail enters a dense conifer forest. Solomon seal, princess pine and huckleberries blanket the forest floor. A small campsite is reached just prior to the junction with Brown Mountain Trail (8.6 mile point). From this junction the trail continues south another two miles to forest road #700. This is the ending point for this hike. Some may wish to extend the trip to the trailhead on the Dead Indian Memorial Road 1.9 miles further south.


","post_name":"pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-highway-140-to-forest-road-700","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3957","lng":"-122.285","distance":"5.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-highway-140-to-forest-road-700\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671593","post_title":"Mount McLoughlin Trail","post_content":"The 5.5 mile route to the summit of Mount McLoughlin (9,495') involves an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. From the trailhead, the trail climbs gradually through the heavily forested terrain for about one mile to where it joins the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. The trail follows the Pacific Crest a short distance, then branches off to the left (west). The trail ascends through a boulder-strewn forest, emerging above timberline near an overlook affording a marvelous view of Fourmile Lake. From there, follow the ridgeline up to the summit, climbing over boulders.

There is no water along the trail; bring plenty. Horses are not recommended once the trail leaves the Pacific Crest Trail. A \"Climbing Mount McLoughlin\" brochure is available at the Klamath Ranger Station.","post_name":"mount-mcloughlin-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4335","lng":"-122.269","distance":"6.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/mount-mcloughlin-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6797","post_title":"Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Sky Lakes Wilderness Segment)","post_content":"From the south entry at the Summit Trailhead (5,000'), the Pacific Crest Trail reaches an elevation of 7,300' in the Devil's Peak area, where snow can persist until the end of July. The trail difficulty is easy to moderate for the most part, with more difficult higher grades near Lucifer and Devil's Peak area. There are several long dry stretches so bring plenty of water and stock up at the water sources along the way (purification is recommended).","post_name":"pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-sky-lakes-wilderness-segment","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.396","lng":"-122.291","distance":"6.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-sky-lakes-wilderness-segment\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6795","post_title":"Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (State Hwy 140 to South boundary of Cra","post_content":"For those who have the time, this is a beautiful section of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as it lies within the beautiful Sky Lakes Wilderness. It offers outstanding vistas and many opportunities for side excursions. The saddle between Devil's Peak and Lee Peak is usually impassable to horses through most of July due to the steep snowfield on the north side. The lake basins are notorious for hungry mosquitoes in early summer. Many hikers prefer to tackle this one early in the season since melting snowdrifts provide water where later in the season there is none. Travelers on horseback should wait until August.

Carry lots of water! This trail follows ridge tops and drinking water is very scarce along most of its length, unless you take Pacific Crest Trail side excursions. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.
","post_name":"pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-state-hwy-140-to-south-boundary-of-cra","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3961","lng":"-122.292","distance":"6.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/pacific-crest-national-scenic-trail-state-hwy-140-to-south-boundary-of-cra\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7709","post_title":"Badger Lake Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead at an elevation of 5,700 feet, the Badger Lake Trail branches off to the left (south) from the Twin Ponds Trail, and circles to the southeast, crossing Forest Road 3661 just before it enters the campground, and parallels the southeastern boundary of the campground. The trail then joins the Rye Spur Trail; turn left (north) and follow the Rye Spur Trail across the footbridge over the canal. Turn right and follow the roadway along the canal for a very short distance to where the Badger Lake Trail branches off to the left, up the embankment. The trail then heads to the north, winding along the eastern shore of Fourmile Lake, offering great views of Mount McLoughlin to the west. After climbing a small hill, the trail winds between thickly forested slopes, past Woodpecker, Badger, and Long Lakes, before joining the Pacific Crest Trail at a distance of 5.2 miles from the Fourmile Lake Campground. Turning left and traveling southward on the Pacific Crest Trail to the Twin Ponds Trail, and back to the Fourmile Lake Campground makes for an adventurous day trip. Please practice minimum impact visitation.","post_name":"badger-lake-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4568","lng":"-122.25","distance":"6.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/badger-lake-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671618","post_title":"Fourmile Lake Campground","post_content":"The Fourmile Lake Campground offers 25 camp units on the southwest shore of Fourmile Lake. Facilities include vault toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, and centrally located hand pump wells for drinking water. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating (speed limit; no waterskiing), picnicking, and hiking.","post_name":"fourmile-lake-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4565","lng":"-122.251","distance":"6.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/fourmile-lake-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"8964","post_title":"Dreamcatcher Guide Service","post_content":"","post_name":"dreamcatcher-guide-service","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4317","lng":"-122.127","distance":"7.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/fishing-guides-charters\/dreamcatcher-guide-service\/","terms":"a Guides & Charter<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6371","post_title":"Varney Creek Trail","post_content":"Beginning at an elevation of 5,600 feet, the Varney Creek Trail gently contours up the steep, wild-flowered slopes of the Varney Creek drainage. After crossing the creek, the path gains elevation as it twists through groves of lodgepole pine and across some meadows before climbing the edge of a large rock scree ridge, with a spectacular vista of the wilderness peaks to the north and west. Less than half a mile further, the trail ends at the junction with the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail. This trail is the most popular into the Mountain Lakes Wilderness; be prepared to meet other visitors. Please practice minimum impact visitation.","post_name":"varney-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.381","lng":"-122.109","distance":"7.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/varney-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"9311","post_title":"Mirandas Guide Service","post_content":"","post_name":"mirandas-guide-service","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4347","lng":"-122.121","distance":"7.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/fishing-guides-charters\/hunting\/mirandas-guide-service\/","terms":"a Hunting Guide<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6770","post_title":"Pederson Snowpark","post_content":"The Pederson Snowpark is located at the intersection of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST) and the Dead Indian Memorial Road. The Snowpark is an informal one; Klamath County plows a wide spot parallel to the highway. Parking space is limited and Oregon Snowpark Permits are not required.

The PCNST is marked with the traditional blue diamond Nordic blazers from the highway north two miles to the South Brown Mountain Shelter. While there is not much elevation gain between the Snowpark and the shelter, the route is classed as \"More Difficult\" or \"Intermediate\" due to the variable snow conditions under the closed forest canopy.

The South Brown Mountain Shelter was built in June, 1993 by volunteers from the Oregon Army National Guard. It serves Pacific Crest Trail travelers in the summer months and is shared by Nordic skiers and snowmobilers in winter. There is a woodstove inside (donated by Orley Stove of Medford), and firewood is cut and stacked courtesy of the Southern Oregon Nordic Club.

Snowmobilers may access the shelter from the Hyatt\/Lake O'Woods snowmobile trail. By following the orange diamond trailblazers north from the shelter, skiers can get on the Hyatt\/LOW snowmobile trail and make a loop back to your car - about 2.5 miles. Follow the Hyatt\/LOW trail southwest about a mile to the Pederson snowmobile trail, then follow the Pederson trail back to the Dead Indian Hwy. just a hundred yards west of the Snowpark (refer to the map on the reverse of this page). The snowmobile trail is often groomed by the Klamath Basin Snowdrifters, and is very enjoyable to ski. As a courtesy to snowmobilers encountered on the trail, please keep to the right and yield right-of-way.

Skiers with good orienteering skills will find lots of unmarked Nordic ski opportunities on snow covered forest roads radiating from the vicinity of the shelter. A one inch to the mile District contour map, available at the Ranger Station for $3.00, is essential for exploring off of the designated routes. A free snowmobile trail map is also helpful.

","post_name":"pederson-snowpark","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.2938","lng":"-122.271","distance":"7.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/pederson-snowpark\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672223","post_title":"High Lakes Trail","post_content":"The High Lakes Trail offers many opportunities, from a short hike along the Great Meadow to a 19 mile 'out and back' mountain bike ride across the Cascade Crest between Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods. The compacted gravel surface is attractive for the hikers and cyclists through out its length, while the Lake of the Woods\/ Great Meadow section is level and accessible for person with disabilities.

On the trail you will experience the harsh, yet beautiful lava flows of Brown Mountain and view the symmetrical shape of Mount McLoughlin, the highest peak in the southern Oregon Cascades at 9495 feet above sea level. Bald eagle, Osprey, and a variety of other birds are common at both lakes. Botanical enthusiasts will especially like the wildflower display at the Great Meadow area in late spring and summer. Portions of the trail are located within a mixed conifer old growth forest.

Campers have a choice of four high quality campgrounds; Fish Lake and Doe Point at Fish Lake, and Aspen Point and Sunset at Lake of the Woods. Both lakes offer friendly resort services with cafes, cabins campgrounds and boat rentals, fishing tackle and other services. The trail offers interpretive signing at the four trailheads and at selected locations along the Great Meadow and Brown Mountain lava flows.

In the early 1900's the eleven mile Cascade Canal was built to carry water from Fourmile Lake to Fish Lake and subsequently to Medford. At a point a half mile west of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST), the water from the canal disappears in to a lava tube and enters Fish Lake one mile away. Appearing as a small pond when the canal is flowing, the deposit of sediment has created a meadow at the edge of the lava when the canal is dry.

Considerations :

* Between Great Meadow and Brown Mountain trailheads the trail is generally flat with a few slight grades. The remainder of the trail has some moderate grades interspersed along the undulating route.

* If you choose to do the route one way with a car shuttle, it is easier to begin at one of the east trailheads as Lake of the Woods is more than 300 feet higher than Fish Lake. Conversely, if you choose the 'out and back method', you may want to begin at Fish Lake. This would allow you to finish the 19 mile trip with a descent of over 3 miles.

* Carry water. The lava flow areas can become very warm during the summer months. The Cascade Canal, if running may provide you with a cool spot, but the water is unsafe to drink. No other water sources exist between Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods.

Note for Horsemen and Cyclists : Pack and saddle stock are permitted on the trail between the PCNST and Fish Lake trail junctions. Stock users should take the Fish Lake trail to the tethering area provided on the east end of lake.

Cyclists are expected to reduce speed and ride courteously when encountering other trail users. Cyclists and hikers can also begin or end their trip at the western terminus of the Fish Lake trail across from North Fork campground on forest road 37 (3 additional trail miles). Cyclists are forbidden on the PCNST (2 miles east of Fish Lake).

","post_name":"high-lakes-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3941","lng":"-122.317","distance":"8.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/cycling\/hiking\/high-lakes-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7289","post_title":"Fish Lake Campground","post_content":"Situated on Fish Lake, the Fish Lake Campground offers fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. The Fish Lake Resort is near by, offering boat rental, store, showers and RV dump station. Facilities include a boat ramp, two tent sites, 17 trailer sites, piped water and flush toilets. Parking at the boat ramp parking lot is $2.00.

In addition, there is a day use area. Parking at the day use area is free, but the parking lot fills up quickly. Day users should be prepared to park at the boat ramp area and pay the $2.00 fee.

There is a picnic shelter available for group reservations. Call the campground concessionaire for more information.
","post_name":"fish-lake-campground-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3944","lng":"-122.318","distance":"8.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/fish-lake-campground-2\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672350","post_title":"Brown Mountain Trail","post_content":"The Brown Mountain Trail is 6.8 miles in length and runs from the junction with High Lakes Trail #6200 on the Winema National Forest to Forest Road #3705 on the Rogue River National Forest. This guide describes only the 5.3 miles on Rogue River National Forest.

This section of the Brown Mountain Trail is a delightful hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride along the southern flanks of Brown Mountain. Passing through a shaded old growth forest, the trail offers opportunities for morel mushroom hunting in the late spring; shade loving wildflowers, such as orchids and trilliums, blanket the forest floor in early summer; good huckleberry picking in late summer; brilliant fall colors. Water sources are untested and should be considered unsafe to drink.

Beginning on Forest Road #3705, the trail follows the South Fork of Little Butte Creek. At 1.5 miles the trail crosses road #500 and continues through the forest alongside the creek, which now becomes swampy and abound with willows. At 2.5 miles road #560 is crossed and at 2.9 miles the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is crossed. (Mountain bikes prohibited on PCNST). While the trail skirts the massive lava flows of Brown Mountain, the mountain is almost hidden by the forest. Between 3.6 and 3.9 miles the mountain and lava flows can be viewed through the trees. At 5.2 miles the trail forks: the trail to the left continues to High Lakes Trail #6200 (1.5 miles). Follow the trail to the right 0.1 miles to road #3640.
","post_name":"brown-mountain-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3338","lng":"-122.309","distance":"8.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/brown-mountain-trail\/","terms":"a
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Lund's Link (More Difficult) : Lund's Link (0.9 miles) connects South Rye to the Fish Lake Snowpark. Use caution and always take off your skis when crossing Highway 140 (getting up and down the snowplow berm can be a chore when there is plenty of snow).

South Rye Trail (More Difficult) : The South Rye Trail (4.0 miles) begins at the South Rye Snowpark. It can be accessed from either the Fish Lake Snowpark (O.9 miles via Lund's Link) or the Summit Snowpark (0.5 miles via the Canal Trail). Perhaps the best way to ski South Rye is to leave a car at the South Rye Snowpark and shuttle up to Summit Snowpark; good snow conditions can make this a very fun run through the middle downhill section.

Fish Lake Tie (More Difficult) : This 1.5 mile route connects Lollipop to the Pacific Crest Trail at Hwy. 140. This is a hiking trail in the summertime and clearing limits are narrower. A \"figure eight\" loop is possible by connecting with the Resort Snowmobile Trail (again, keep to the right!). It is also possible to continue to Summit Snowpark via the PCT by crossing Hwy. 140.

Peppermint Trail (More Difficult) : Peppermint forms a 1.4 miles side loop with Lollipop. There is a zippy downhill section through the woods when skied in the clockwise direction from the upper junction with Lollipop; this section is rated more difficult. The lower part of the trail is an easy snow covered road (#920) that is shared with an occasional snowmobile.

Sucker's Alley (Easy) : A 0.6 mile short cut that bisects the upper Lollipop Loop. An easy pleasant ski.

Candy \"Cain\" Trail (Easy) : A rolling 0.7 mile side loop off of upper Lollipop (Named after Taylor Cain, an active volunteer and past president of a local ski club).

Considerations : Please remember that dogs are not allowed on designated Nordic ski trails on the Rogue River and Winema National Forests. Public restrooms are available at the Fish Lake Snowpark.

Fish Lake Resort is usually open weekends during the winter recreation season. There is a cafe, small grocery store, cabins for rent and a public telephone. Search and rescue is a county responsibility; in an emergency, notify: JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF (911).

","post_name":"fish-lake-nordic-trails","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3937","lng":"-122.323","distance":"8.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/fish-lake-nordic-trails\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7292","post_title":"Fish Lake Area Snowmobile Guide","post_content":"The Fish Lake Area includes the Fish Lake, Summer, Deadwood, Big Draw and Pederson Snowparks. Trail Information:

Resort Trail - (More Difficult, 9 miles) Fish Lake Snowpark to Lake of the Woods. Needs a good snowpack before useable, ask at the Ranger Station or Resort. The first 1.2 miles is shared with Nordic skiers. Skiers should keep to the right and snowmobiles should reduce speed to 10 mph.

Fish Lake Trail - FS 8(Easy, 8.7 miles) This main trail accesses trails to the west and south of Fish Lake, including a 27 mile loop around Brown Mountain. Follow the orange diamond blazers carefully when this trail is not groomed since it does not travel directly on Forest Road 37 in the North Fork\/ Big Elk area.

Robinson Prairie Loop - FS 8(Easy, 6.2 miles) Nice, easy ride with views of Mt. McLoughlin and some good play areas. Makes a loop around Robinson Butte from the Fish Lake Trail.

Robinson Butte Loop - FS 8(More Difficult, 2.0 miles) Short scenic trail with play areas. A 1.3 mile side trail takes you to the Lookout at the top of Robinson Butte.

Brown Mountain Trail - FS 8(Easy, 8.2 miles) A meandering ride along the toe of the south slope of Brown Mountain. Can be used as a loop off of Fish Lake and Daley Prairie Trails.

Dailey Prairie Trail - FS 8(Easy, 3.5 miles) Connects Fish Lake Trail and Brown Mountain Trail to Hyatt Lake\/Lake O'Woods Trail. Can be used as an alternate of loop off of Brown Mountain Trail.

Hyatt\/Lake O'Woods Trail - FS 8(Easy, 32 miles) Connects Lake of the Woods and Hyatt Lake. South Brown Mountain Shelter is located about 1\/4 mile south of the Hyatt\/Lake O'Woods Trail via a marked spur trail just a little ways west of the junction with the Brown Mountain snowmobile trail. The Shelter serves as a warming hut for snowmobilers and Nordic skiers.

Pederson Trail - FS 8(Easy, 11 miles) Alternate to Hyatt\/Lake of the Woods Trail that features some good riding off the designated route in the Griffen Pass\/Old Baldy area.

","post_name":"fish-lake-area-snowmobile-guide","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3937","lng":"-122.322","distance":"8.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/fish-lake-area-snowmobile-guide\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7374","post_title":"Doe Point Campground","post_content":"Situated on Fish Lake, the Doe Point Campground features fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. The Fish Lake Resort is near by, offering boat rental, store, showers and RV dump station. Facilities at the campground include flush toilets, piped water, five tent sites and 25 tent\/trailer sites.
","post_name":"doe-point-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3923","lng":"-122.324","distance":"8.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/doe-point-campground\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7509","post_title":"Clover Creek Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead at 5,600 feet, the Clover Creek Trail winds through deep shady woods and small sunny clearings to Clover Creek. The trail then climbs along the meadows and ridges of the Clover Creek drainage to Clover Lake, a small but popular fishing spot off to the left of the trail. (Don't be tricked into thinking the forest pond after crossing the creek is Clover Lake.) From Clover Lake, continue for about one mile to where the trail joins the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail at an elevation of 7,000 feet. The wet meadows, stream banks and lakeshores are beautiful settings which require the practice of minimum impact visitation to endure.","post_name":"clover-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.2945","lng":"-122.129","distance":"8.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/clover-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672222","post_title":"Twin Ponds Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead at an elevation of 5,700 feet, the Twin Ponds Trail follows the route of the 1864 Fort Klamath-Jacksonville Military Wagon Road, winding through a relatively gentle rolling terrain supporting forest stands dominated by lodgepole pine. The trail travels along the southwestern shore of Squaw Lake and then joins the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000, about 2.5 miles northwest of the trailhead. A section of this trail managed by the Rogue River National Forest continues northwestward another 3.5 miles down Fourbit Creek, passing by Summit Lake and eventually between Twin Ponds. Following the Pacific Crest Trail northward and returning to Fourmile Lake via the Badger Lake Trail makes an adventurous day loop from the Fourmile Lake Campground. The lakeshores and wet meadows along this route require the practice of minimum impact visitation to endure.","post_name":"twin-ponds-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4732","lng":"-122.283","distance":"8.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/twin-ponds-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6904","post_title":"Mount McLoughlin Trail","post_content":"THE ROUTE: UP AND BACK DOWN

Located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, the five mile long Mount McLoughlin Trail to the summit of Mt. McLoughlin winds through rocky terrain and in many places is difficult to see and follow. After it leaves the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 behind (at a point about a mile from the parking lot), the trail ascends through a boulder-strewn forest; watch for blazed trees. Above timberline piled-up rock cairns mark the route to the ridgetop summit route along the ridge, the trail is marked by the old Forest Service telephone poles which lead to the top.

Each year a number of people become disoriented or lost on the way back down, usually due to coming down a different route than they used when climbing the mountain. Tempting as it may seem to descend the sandy, cinder slope on the south side of the mountain, the lower you go on this slope, the farther away you are from the trail and once down to timberline it is a two mile, boulder-hopping hike northeast back to the trail. A better way is to return back down the ridge, keeping the poles in sight until the trail leaves the ridge.

The trail can be difficult to follow during the descent, particularly if it's getting late and the light is fading. Stay alert for trail blazes and familiar landmarks look back up the trail occasionally; this may help you stay on it going down. If you lose the trail and cannot find it again, the best direction to travel would be to the east or southeast (which will take you either to the Pacific Crest Trail or to Highway 140).

SAFETY FIRST!

Although summertime weather is usually mild at the mountain's base, the summit is subject to cold winds, driving rains, lightning and snowstorms. Be prepared for weather changes -- and know the symptoms and treatment of hypothermia. Bring along warm, rain-repellent clothing.

The hike from the trailhead to the top of the peak involves an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. There is no water along the summit trail; carry enough liquid for your needs.

Other helpful items would be: sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, hat, compass, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit.

","post_name":"mount-mcloughlin-trail-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4449","lng":"-122.315","distance":"9.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/mount-mcloughlin-trail-2\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7287","post_title":"Fish Lake Trail","post_content":"The Fish Lake Trail offers many opportunities from a short stroll along the shore of Fish Lake or the North Fork of Little Butte Creek, to a daylong excursion from the trailhead to the Brown Mountain Lava flows along the connecting Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST). Bicycles are allowed on the Fish Lake Trail but prohibited on the PCNST.

Beginning at the parking area across road #37 from the North Fork campground, the trail runs along the North Fork of Little Butte Creek, passing through a corridor of old growth forest opening into small riparian meadows dotted with wildflowers. Brook trout feeding on insects dimple the water in the morning and evening hours. At 0.5 miles, a side trail to the right takes you to the base of Fish Lake Dam. The main trail turns left, leaving the creek and winding north through the woods before following the north shore of Fish Lake (look for Bald Eagles and Osprey).

The picnic areas at Doe Point and Fish Lake campgrounds (parking, toilets and water) are good midpoints to begin a hike in either direction of the trail. Continuing through the campgrounds, the trail takes you past the Fish Lake resort, (cafe, store, pay phone), a good place to pause for refreshment.

Leaving the resort, the trail skirts the end of the lake then heads east through a forest edged with large blocky basalt lava. At mile point 4.0 the trail ends at the High Lakes Trail. Continuing east on the High Lakes Trail at 0.6 miles, an interesting geological phenomena can be viewed. In the early 1900's , the eleven mile Cascade Canal was built to carry water from Four Mile Lake to Fish Lake and subsequently to Medford. At this point near the trail, the water from the canal disappears in to a lava tube and enters Fish Lake one mile away. Appearing as a small pond when the canal is flowing, the deposit of sediment has created a meadow at the edge of the lava when the canal is dry. Continue east another 0.4 miles to the junction with the PCNST (bicycles prohibited). If time permits, consider walking south (turn right) on the PCNST for another one or two miles. This is a very unique section of trail which contours the lower slope of Brown Mountain through massive gray lava flows. Fine views of rugged Brown Mountain and Mount McLoughlin are offered (carry water). To return to Fish Lake or the trailhead at road #37, backtrack the way you came.

If your group has two cars, one-way trips are possible by leaving one car at the trailhead on road #37 and driving to the Summit Trailhead (PCNST) on Highway 140. Follow the PCNST south (crossing highway 140) about 0.5 mile to the Fish Lake trail.

Note for Horse riders and Cyclists! Pack and Saddle stock are not permitted in the recreation area at Fish Lake or on Fish Lake Trail except between the PCNST and the tethering area provided at the east end of Fish Lake. Stock can be led to the lakeshore via the posted path.

Note for PCNST 'through' hikers and horse riders: A designated campsite is located near the tethering area for your free use. Cyclists are expected to reduce speed and ride courteously. Cyclist are prohibited on the PCNST (2 miles east of Fish Lake). Mountain bikers may find the 900 road system an interesting side trip. Turn right on the 900 road and follow the blue diamond Nordic ski markers (Ski trail maps are available from the campground hosts and Fish Lake Resort).


","post_name":"fish-lake-trail-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3776","lng":"-122.348","distance":"10.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/fish-lake-trail-2\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7715","post_title":"Aspen Butte Trail","post_content":"The Aspen Butte Trail is a primitive trail that is neither marked nor maintained and is difficult to follow. For the adventurous traveler, the trail roughly follows the ridgeline up the western flanks of Aspen Butte to the site of a former lookout. From the lookout is a panoramic view of the wilderness below and the forested landscape to the south, with Mount Shasta in the distance. Only those skilled in non-trail orienteering should attempt this route. Please practice minimum trace visitation so that others may enjoy the view as well.","post_name":"aspen-butte-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3154","lng":"-122.088","distance":"10.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/aspen-butte-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6559","post_title":"South Pass Trail","post_content":"The South Pass Trail provides an easy route to South Pass Lake. The trail gently descends from its junction with the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail amid past an unmarked trail to Mystic Lake, with views of Aspen Butte to the south and Mount Carmine to the north. The trail then passes through a wet meadow area as it skirts past Paragon Lake and then travels through the timber on the southern shore of South Pass Lake, one of the more popular fishing destinations in the wilderness. The wet meadows and lakeshores along this route require the practice of minimum impact visitation to endure.","post_name":"south-pass-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3304","lng":"-122.068","distance":"11.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/south-pass-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6858","post_title":"North Fork Campground","post_content":"Situated on North Fork of Little Butte Creek, the North Fork Campground offers fishing, hiking and wildflowers. While there is no fee for use of the campground a voluntary donation of $4.00 is requested to help maintain the facilities. The campground close dates reflect periods of scheduled maintenance. The campground is open so long as access is snow free, but please be sure to pack your trash out. Facilities include vault toilets, well water, six tent sites and three tent \/ RV sites.","post_name":"north-fork-campground-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3781","lng":"-122.361","distance":"11.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/north-fork-campground-2\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"672114","post_title":"Cold Springs Trail - Rogue River National Forest","post_content":"

The Cold Springs Trail begins by traveling through a logged over area. Beyond that, the trail passes through a series of dry meadows separated by stands of Shasta red fir. Wildflowers are abundant in early summer, including Indian paintbrush, dwarf lupine, and larkspur. The early morning hiker may see deer grazing in the meadows.<\/p>\r\n

One mile from the trailhead is Paul Bunyans' grave. The grave, located on the north side of the trail, is a large pile of loose rock marked by a porcelain sign.<\/p>\r\n

The trail is difficult to follow across the meadows. So cairns (piled rocks) mark the way across the meadows , while tree blazes can be found in the forested parts of the trail. We recommend that you carry your own water. The springs are not a reliable water source due to livestock in the area.<\/p>","post_name":"cold-springs-trail-rogue-river-national-forest","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3929","lng":"-122.361","distance":"11.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/cycling\/hiking\/cold-springs-trail-rogue-river-national-forest\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6824","post_title":"Odessa Campground","post_content":"Odessa Campground is located on the shores of Upper Klamath Lake. Reach the campground by traveling 22 miles northwest from Klamath Falls on Highway 140 then one mile north on Road 3639. The area offers camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. Amenities include an unimproved boat launch. There is no drinking water so please bring your own. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

","post_name":"odessa-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4295","lng":"-122.061","distance":"11.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/odessa-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7502","post_title":"Cold Springs Trail - Winema National Forest","post_content":"

From the Cold Spring Trailhead at 5,600 feet elevation, this trial climbs a gentle slope through lodgepole and mountain hemlock stands, then is fairly level as it travels through dense hemlock\/fir forest, affording no long-distance vistas. The trail passes through a wet lowland that can be a large \"puddle\" until mid summer, before joining the Sky Lakes Trail about a half mile west of Deer Lake. Turning right onto the Sky Lakes Trail and then left (north) onto the Isherwood Trail past Lakes Natasha, Elizabeth, and Isherwood, to the junction with the Sky Lakes Trail, then turning south past the north Heavenly Twin Lake and returning to the trailhead via the South Rock Creek Trail makes a nice day hike \"loop experience\". Be prepared to meet other visitors as this area is heavily used.<\/p>","post_name":"cold-springs-trail-winema-national-forest","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5437","lng":"-122.18","distance":"12.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/cold-springs-trail-winema-national-forest\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7416","post_title":"Daley Creek Campground","post_content":"The Daley Creek Campground is located near the confluence of Beaver Dam and Daley Creeks. Activities and points of interest include hiking, fishing, wildflowers and beaver dams. Two sites and one vault toilet are wheelchair accessible.

This is a semiprimative camping area with no potable water or garbage service. Please remember to pack your water in and to pack your garbage out. While no camping fee is required, a voluntary $3.00 donation is requested to offset the cost of maintenance.
","post_name":"daley-creek-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.3068","lng":"-122.367","distance":"13.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/daley-creek-campground\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7648","post_title":"Blue Canyon Trail","post_content":"The Blue Canyon Trail is very heavily used and by midsummer, is extremely dusty. Mosquitoes in the basin are quite numerous until mid-August. The Cat Hill Way Trail begins just a few hundred feet from the trailhead and provides an excellent opportunity for a 5.6 mile day loop. A longer 12.5 mile loop is possible using the Cat Hill Way Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Trail #2000, and the Blue Canyon Trail. It is advisable to avoid the Blue Lake-Meadow Lake area due to the large numbers of visitors. Island Lake and Horseshoe Lake are often crowded on weekends as well.","post_name":"blue-canyon-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5299","lng":"-122.297","distance":"13.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/blue-canyon-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671458","post_title":"Beaver Dam Campground","post_content":"The Beaver Dam Campground sits along Beaver Dam Creek and offers hiking, fishing, beaver dams, and wildflowers. This is a semiprimative camping area with no drinking water and no garbage service. Please remember to pack your drinking water in and to pack your garbage out. While no camping fee is required, a voluntary $3.00 donation is requested to help offset the cost of maintenance. Other facilities include vault toilets, two tent sites and two tent\/RV sites.
","post_name":"beaver-dam-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.304","lng":"-122.367","distance":"13.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/beaver-dam-campground\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6308","post_title":"Willow Prairie Horse Camp Trail System","post_content":"Willow Prairie Horse Camp is located on Forest Road 3735 on the Butte Falls Ranger District. The campground has ten campsites with four corrals each. The Willow Prairie Trail System is the closest trail system to the campground and provides several loop opportunities. This trail system also ties in with the Willow Lake and Rye Springs Trail Systems. All three trail systems begin from the campground.","post_name":"willow-prairie-horse-camp-trail-system","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4051","lng":"-122.391","distance":"13.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/willow-prairie-horse-camp-trail-system\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6313","post_title":"Willow Prairie Horse Camp","post_content":"Nestled in tall timber just southwest of Mt. McLoughlin is a beautiful meadow called Willow Prairie. Adjacent to the camp is a wetlands with a beaver swamp, and several large ponds where wildlife abounds. Keep your eyes open for sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, ducks, elk, and deer.

The campground has ten campsites with four corrals at each site. Each site also has a picnic table and fire pit. Two vault toilets are available and situated for easy access from all sites. There is also potable water from a hand-pumped well, and two troughs for your horses. Day-use parking is available across from the horse camp.

Campground Host is onsite between Memorial Day and Labor Day to answer any questions about the campground, the nineteen miles of maintained horse trails, or about the surrounding area in general. As volunteers, our hosts provide a great service for our visitors. If they make contact and ask you to comply with a specific regulation, they are only doing what the Forest Service has asked them to do. Please respect this, and if you have a disagreement, contact the Butte Falls Ranger District.

RULES AND REGULATIONS :

Besides the campground rules and regulations posted on the information board, please observe the following rules and regulations to make camping at Willow Prairie Horsecamp a unique and enjoyable experience:

*Checkout time is 2:00 PM, and the stay limit is 14 days;

*Please display your confirmation card in the wood display box provided at your campsite, and return the existing vacant~card when leaving.

*Please do not run, trot, or lunge horses in the meadows, roads, or trails in or near the campground. Please minimize the use of the campground roadway as an access route, and please use the designated trail way at the back of each campsite to access the main trail system.

*Please keep horses in the stalls when not riding, and do not tie horses to picket lines or trees.

*Please water your horses at the troughs and not at the hand pump designated for human consumption.

*Please thoroughly clean up manure, hay, and garbage from the campsite and corrals before you leave, and please clean up the manure from the roadway immediately. The manure and hay can be placed in the designated trailer.

*Please do not ride within the fenced area surrounding Willow Prairie.
","post_name":"willow-prairie-horse-camp","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4056","lng":"-122.391","distance":"13.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/willow-prairie-horse-camp\/","terms":"a
Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6600","post_title":"Sky Lakes Trail","post_content":"Beginning at the trail junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 to the south, the Sky Lakes Trail crosses a relatively level plateau north of Imagination Peak before winding between the sparkling lakes in the heart of the Sky Lakes Basin. The trail is a popular \"detour\" route for travelers along the Pacific Crest Trail seeking water sources. Although the connecting trail at the northern end, the Snow Lakes Trail, is not maintained for stock users, the Divide Trail provides Pacific Crest Trail access for visitors with stock. The wet meadows and lakeshores along the Sky Lakes Trail require the practice of minimum impact visitation for preservation.","post_name":"sky-lakes-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.565","lng":"-122.205","distance":"13.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/sky-lakes-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7404","post_title":"Deadwood Snowpark","post_content":"The \"Deadwood\" area, named in the 1850s-1860s for the presence of fire- or insect-killed trees around the edge of a nearby meadow, offers a variety of opportunities for the winter recreationist. Nordic skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, winter campers, and dog sledders (rarely) all use this area. The gentle terrain of the Dead Indian Plateau makes Deadwood an especially good spot for beginner and novice snowmobilers and skiers. However, the more experienced winter recreationist can also find challenges on extended day or overnight trips. There are no marked trails in the area except for an occasional orange diamond on roads 37 and 3710 which are designated snowmobile routes.

Skiers: Inexperienced skiers (or those with only limited time) may want to stay on Road 37 which runs north from the Snowpark. Go right at the \"Y\" about 1\/2 mile from Deadwood. The road to the left is 3710. Beaver Dam and Daley Creek Campgrounds are located adjacent to 37 just under two miles from the Snowpark. Skiers with good orienteering skills will find lots of unmarked opportunities on other snow-covered roads and \"skid roads\" in the vicinity. Numerous partial loop tours on these roads are available to the experienced skier with good map and compass skills. Roads 37 and 3710 are occasionally groomed to a width of 12 feet. The Nordic \"skater\" will especially enjoy a freshly groomed track.

Snowmobilers: Deadwood Snowpark offers access to Fish Lake and Lake of the Woods to the north and east and to Hyatt Lake to the south. The Rogue Snowmobile Club occasionally grooms Forest Service Roads 37 and 3710 to the north and west, and the unnumbered BLM\/private road to the south. (Important Note: As of December 1996, access \"routes\" from Deadwood to the more formally designated snowmobile \"trails\" are not signed. Snowmobilers unfamiliar with the area should purchase more detailed maps of the area. See \"Special Considerations\" below.)

Special Considerations: (1) A 1\" to the mile \"District\" contour map, available at the Ranger Station for $3.00, is essential for exploring most areas radiating out from Deadwood. The \"Jackson\/Klamath Winter Trails\" map is also very helpful. (2) Skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers must stay to the right, especially on blind corners. (3) Dogs are welcome, but please keep under control, especially when snowmobiles or dog teams are approaching. (4) Be safe. Plan your trip according to your ability and experience. (5) Use courtesy and respect, so that all winter recreationists can enjoy their winter travel.

","post_name":"deadwood-snowpark","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.2866","lng":"-122.372","distance":"14.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/snow-sports\/hiking\/deadwood-snowpark\/","terms":"a Snow Sport<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6557","post_title":"South Rock Creek Trail","post_content":"From the Cold Springs Trailhead at 5,600 feet elevation, the wilderness traveler can access the South Rock Creek Trail by traveling along the Cold Springs Trail for 0.7 miles, just past the wilderness boundary. This route climbs a gentle slope through lodgepole pine and mountain hemlock stands dotted with Engelmann spruce. The South Rock Creek Trail begins eastward, then swings northwest following the undulating ridges at the headwaters of Rock Creek. The trail then climbs to its junction with the Sky Lakes Trail on the shores of the Heavenly Twin Lakes, 1.6 miles from its starting point. This area has been previously highly impacted by camping activities and is slowly starting to regenerate. Cooperation in finding a campsite elsewhere will be of great help in returning this beautiful lakeshore to its natural state.","post_name":"south-rock-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5684","lng":"-122.195","distance":"14.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/south-rock-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6966","post_title":"Malone Springs Campground","post_content":"The Malone Springs Campground offers two tent sites at 4,100 feet elevation. The area offers camping, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing.
Amenities include an unimproved boat launch and a canoe trail. Bring your own drinking water. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

","post_name":"malone-springs-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5292","lng":"-122.087","distance":"14.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/malone-springs-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7116","post_title":"Isherwood Trail","post_content":"From the northern junction, the Isherwood Trail winds westward around the northern shore of North Heavenly Twin Lake, through a mosaic of old forest and ponds bordered with wildflowers early in the season. Climbing a scenic ridge, the trail then meanders along the western side of Isherwood Lake before returning to the Sky Lakes Trail. Minimum impact visitation is required to preserve this fragile and primitive wilderness environment.","post_name":"isherwood-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5762","lng":"-122.197","distance":"14.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/isherwood-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7372","post_title":"Divide Trail","post_content":"After departing from the Sky Lakes Trail at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Divide Trail climbs gradually along the southwestern shores of Lake Margurette, crossing wildflower meadows, and then climbs steeply up the rock outcrops and windswept ridges of Luther Mountain. The trail gains 1,000 feet in less than three miles. The rugged scenery and magnificent vistas along this trail are a vivid reminder of our responsibility to practice minimum impact visitation.","post_name":"divide-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.6004","lng":"-122.212","distance":"16.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/divide-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7356","post_title":"Dunlop Trail","post_content":"Rebuilt by Sierra Club volunteers and Forest Service Trail Crew in August of 1990, the Dunlop Trail travels past some beautiful meadows, an interesting old homestead site, and some of the oldest Ponderosa Pines. The trail ends in the canyon of South Fork of Little Butte Creek, where fishing for small cutthroat and rainbow trout is usually very good, although the way up or down stream from the trails end is quite rugged.

Horses are permitted only as far as the meadows. Beyond the meadows the trail is designated hiker only.

The Dunlop Ranch was said to have been settled by a bootlegger referred to as 'old man Dunlop' in the 1920's. During the 1930's a family named Nickerson 'got by' raising mohair goats, whose hides were used for car upholstery and convertible tops. The site has been abandoned since the late 1930'
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From the trailhead at 4,600 feet, the Cherry Creek Trail begins a gradual, steady climb up the Cherry Creek drainage. The trail passes through the Cherry Creek Natural Research Area, which contains some outstanding examples of terrain carved by glacial action. There are two major creek crossings that may not be passable due to high water during early spring (May - June). About three miles from the trailhead, the trail begins a steep climd through shady mixed conifer forest before entering the Sky Lakes basin, just east of Trapper Lake. (The dense timber, shade, and water in the creek all combine to make this a favorite for mosquitos most of the summer.) The striking scenery along this trail is a sample of the fragile and primitive wilderness environment which requires the practice of minimum impact visitation to endure.<\/p>","post_name":"cherry-creek-trail-winema-national-forest","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.589","lng":"-122.117","distance":"17.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/cherry-creek-trail-winema-national-forest\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671712","post_title":"Fourbit Ford Campground","post_content":"Fourbit Ford Campground is a quiet place to camp and only a short drive from Willow Lake. The site offers vault toilets, well water, three tent sites, four tent\/trailer sites and fishing.","post_name":"fourbit-ford-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4982","lng":"-122.407","distance":"17.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/fourbit-ford-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"664848","post_title":"Howard Prairie Lake","post_content":"

Framed by 6,138-foot Brush Mountain to the east, 1,900-acre Howard Prairie is popular with power boaters and sailors alike; in fact, it’s the home of the Rogue Yacht Club, southern Oregon’s premiere sailing organization (the RYC hosts a free sailing day each summer where visitors at the lake’s resort are invited to come aboard a member’s boat for a cruise around the lake). The lake’s population of rainbow trout draw a dedicated group of anglers. Howard Prairie has extensive marina service, food and lodging, and the surrounding hills offer hundreds of miles of hiking trails. With its proximity to Ashland and Crater Lake, Howard Prairie is a popular base for southern Oregon vacationers; in fact, it’s regularly recognized as the top recreational area of its kind in the state!

Courtesy of \"Boating in Oregon\" by Oregon State Marine Board<\/em><\/p>","post_name":"howard-prairie-lake","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.2167","lng":"-122.375","distance":"17.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/rivers\/howard-prairie-lake\/","terms":"a
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","post_name":"crystal-springs-picnic-ground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5762","lng":"-122.083","distance":"17.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/crystal-springs-picnic-ground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6338","post_title":"Whiskey Springs Campground","post_content":"Whiskey Springs is a quiet place to camp only a short drive from Willow Lake. The campground offers 17 tent sites, 19 tent \/ trailer sites, piped water, vault toilets, fishing and hiking.","post_name":"whiskey-springs-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.4974","lng":"-122.419","distance":"18.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/whiskey-springs-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6579","post_title":"Snow Lakes Trail","post_content":"The Snow Lakes Trail begins at an elevation of 5,800 feet as it departs from the Sky Lakes Trail. The route initially climbs gradually along the northern slopes of the Sky Lakes Basin, crossing meadows strewn with wildflowers, gaining altitude as it passes by the Snow Lakes group. The trail then climbs steeply up the rock outcrops and windswept ridges, offering breathtaking vistas to the south and east. Gaining nearly 1,000 feet in elevation in just under one mile, the trail joins the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail on the backbone of the Cascade Mountain Range. The rugged scenery and magnificent views along this trail are a vivid reminder of our responsibility to practice minimum impact visitation so the primitive wilderness environment may remain.","post_name":"snow-lakes-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.6212","lng":"-122.212","distance":"18.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/snow-lakes-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6576","post_title":"Soda Springs Trail","post_content":"A steep challenging climb, the Soda Springs Trail begins quite leisurely from the temporary lower trailhead on Forest Road 3730. The flood of 1997 has made it necessary to locate this trailhead temporarily. Please excuse the inconvenience until the new trailhead is constructed. Until then follow the signs and respect the privacy of Camp Latgawa as you pass by the area. A stroll along Dead Indian Creek takes hikers past several mineral springs and traces of an elaborate rockwork fountain built here ca. 1935. An interpretive sign at the site relates the history of this area. The presence of dozens of 'game trails' that cross the Soda Springs Trail indicates that this area is an important deer migration route from the high summer range of the Dead Indian Plateau to lower elevations along Little Butte Creek.

A little over 0.3 miles from the trailhead the trail forks at a junction with the path to Latgawa Church Camp. The Soda Springs Trail climbs steeply on the right to vistas of Dead Indian Canyon and South Fork Canyon of Little Butte Creek. After climbing about 0.4 mile, the trail levels briefly through an invitingly open stand of Oregon white oak Off trail exploration here will reveal several small ponds that are rumored to be poison (arsenic). The rare plant Howells yampah (Perideridia howellii) is known to exist nearby.

For the more adventurous, continue on as the trail climbs another 0.6 miles to a pocket of old growth where huge California black oaks reach up to mix with the canopies of Ponderosa Pines and Douglas fir. In the spring and early summer the birdsong is magical. The Californian black oak is distinguished from the Oregon white oak by its darker bark, larger size and toothed leaves. Its acorns were preferred over other species by the Takelma and other local Indians.

Continuing upward, the trail traverses an opening created by a timber harvest in 1990 (views of Mt. McLoughlin and Brown Mountain to the east). The trail reenters the forest on a bench and skirts a cool spring, before climbing the last 0.3 mile to the upper trailhead on forest road 2500185.

While the Soda Springs Trail is best experienced in the late spring and early summer, the lower trailhead can be accessed most of the year. At peak runoff in the early spring, fording over Dead Indian Creek may be difficult at times. However, remnants of the short footbridge washed out in the 1997 flood help with footing.


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Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6780","post_title":"Parker Meadows Campground","post_content":"The Parker Meadows Campground offers three tent sites, five tent\/trailer sites, a day use area, well water and vault toilets.","post_name":"parker-meadows-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.5987","lng":"-122.322","distance":"18.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/parker-meadows-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6881","post_title":"Nannie Creek Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Nannie Creek Trail winds back and forth up a steep slope, following the rocky contours through the heavily forested slopes of Lather Mountain (6,917') to the southwest. After coursing across a relatively level basin, the trail passes neat the southern shore of Puck Lake, through mixed conifer groves, across a rock face which affords a marvelous view to the south, and joins the Snow Lakes trail about half a mile south of the upper Snow Lakes group. Minimum impact visitation is required to preserve this fragile and primitive wilderness environment.","post_name":"nannie-creek-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.6179","lng":"-122.146","distance":"18.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/nannie-creek-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6565","post_title":"South Fork Trail","post_content":"Located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, the South Fork Trail is a primitive trail (little to no maintenance) which offers the hiker a challenging workout. It winds up through the South Fork Canyon, fording the river several times. As you near the end of the trail, Beal Lake and Mud Lake offer excellent spots to look for a camp sight. Blue Lake, Meadow Lake, and Horseshoe Lake are often crowded, so if you are looking for privacy you may want to choose a more isolated spot.

Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and therefore it should be purified before drinking.
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NOTE: Always camp at least 100 feet from lakes, streams, and trails. Please practice \"no-trace\" camping. This will increase the carrying capacity of the land and allow each visitor a chance to experience the solitude they seek in this special area.","post_name":"alta-lake-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"42.658","lng":"-122.233","distance":"20.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/alta-lake-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6625","post_title":"Seven Lakes Trail","post_content":"The Seven Lakes Trail climbs 1,700 feet to a saddle before dropping into the basin below. The trail is quite dusty by midsummer from heavy weekend horse and hiker use. Mosquitoes are very bad from the first of July through mid-August. Cliff Lake is overused and visitors are encouraged to choose another location to camp. The King Spruce and Alta Lake trails form a 9.1 mile loop with the Seven Lakes Trail. It is possible to enter by one route and leave by another.

NOTE: Always camp at least 100 feet from lakes, streams, and trails. Please practice \"no-trace\" camping. This will increase the carrying capacity of the land and it will allow each visitor a chance to experience the solitude they seek in this special area. Horses must be kept at least 200 feet from lakes. There is no grazing permitted near lakeshores. Visitors should be aware that water in the wilderness and backcountry areas may not be safe to drink. Water is not tested and should be purified before drinking.

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