Area Status: Open
Provides accesses to: Badger Lake Trail, Twin Ponds Trail which access Sky Lakes Wilderness and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
The 113,400-acre Sky Lakes Wilderness occupies the crest of the High Cascades, extending south from the boundary of Crater Lake National Park to Four mile Lake. The wilderness has gentle, densely forested terrain with occasional steep areas. The name derives from the many small lakes, most of them clustered in several glacial basins near the crest of the Cascade Range. Several species of trees including Shasta red fir, western white pine, mountain hemlock, lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce and whitebark pine are found throughout the area. The forest's understory is dominated by species of huckleberry, as well as manzanita, snowbrush, and heather.
At a Glance
From Klamath Falls travel northwest on Highway 140 for 35 miles to Forest Road 3661. Take Forest Road 3661 for six miles north to the lake.
Fourmile Lake trailhead is located at the Fourmile Lake Campground.