Slide Lake Trailhead


Provides access to: Slide Lake Trail. The approximate mile long trail, sections of which follow an old abandoned road, is a moderate hike to Slide Lake. Along the route there is a unique geologic view of the collapsed face of Slide Mountain. 

Once at Slide Lake, you can relax, fish, birdwatch, and/or picnic in a lush mixed conifer setting. White fir, incense cedar, ponderosa and lodgepole pine trees offer shade and tranquility. There are also some dispersed camping sites at the lake, making this a good beginner backpacking destination.

Located 40 minutes west of Paisley, Oregon, Slide Lake is a quiet and secluded alpine lake, elevation 5980 feet. There are no amenities at the trailhead except an identification sign. 

There potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Please "pack it in and pack it out".

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Paisley Ranger District)
Fees No fee
Open Season: 6/15 - 9/15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Paisley, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Paisley Ranger District

General Information


From the Paisley Ranger District Office in Paisley, OR travel 0.5 miles north on Highway 31 and turn left on Mill Street. Mill Street becomes Forest Road 3315 at the "Y" intersection. Stay to the right and continue on Forest Road (FS) 3315 for approximately 6 miles to junction with FS Road 3360. Take Road 3360 north for approximately 9 miles. The Slide Lake Trailhead sign is on the west side of the road. A small parking area is available. 


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