Cottonwood Creek Trailhead


Graphic: Cottonwood trails & trailhead general location.

Cottonwood Trail System Vicinity Map.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Cottonwood Creek Trail #127, Cougar Peak Trail #125, and Cottonwood Loop Trail #128. Cottonwood Meadows Lake is nearby. Parking area is adequate for trailer turnaround and signed trail directions are present.

The Cottonwood Creek Trailhead, located 40 minutes northwest of Lakeview, Oregon, accesses the Cottonwood Trail System, This trail system is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. 

There are no amenities, except for a parking area with room for trailer turnaround. Dispersed camping is allowed at the trailhead. 

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Lakeview Ranger District)
Fees No fee
Open Season: June 15 - Sept. 15
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

General Information


Cottonwood Creek Trailhead is located 40 minutes northwest of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140, toward Bly, Oregon. Follow Hwy 140, then turn right on County Road 2-20, Cottonwood Reservoir Road which will turn into Forest Service (FS) Road 3870 . Continue on FS Road 3870. The trailhead will be on the right.

Cottonwood Creek Trailhead vicinity map.

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