Varney Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Mountain Lakes Wilderness via Varney Creek Trail. From the Varney Creek trailhead you can choose an 8.2 mile out and back route or a 14.9 mile loop which connects with the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail. Mountain Lakes Loop Trail highlights Lake Como, Eb and Zeb Lakes, and Lake Harriet within the Wilderness. Fishing and swimming opportunities are plentiful at these mountain lakes. 

The trailhead parking lot accommodates 10-12 cars and stock trailers with some turnaround space. 

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Klamath Ranger District)
Fees No fee
Open Season: 6/25 - 9/30
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Mountain Lakes Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Klamath Falls, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Klamath District Office (541) 885-3440

General Information


Varney Creek Trailhead is 40 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, OR.

From Klamath Falls, OR take Oregon Highway 140 west toward Medford, Oregon, and turn left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 3637 (Varney  Creek Sign) then take another left onto FS Road 3664. The trailhead is located at the end of the road.         

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