Frog Lake Trail #530

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail quickly gains elevation and offers a view of Mount Jefferson a short distance above the Frog Lake Campground.  This trail leads to the north ridge of Frog Lake Buttes where it joins a more secluded portion of trail #484 which continues north to Lower Twin Lakes, and south to the summit of Frog Lake Buttes.   Although the true beginning to this trail is at a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000, just north of the Wapinitia Pass parking area, most visitors access it across the road from the Frog Lake Campground.  The trail begins as a narrow tread through thick underbrush, but quickly changes into a wider track through moss covered trees and very little underbrush.  It makes its way up a long climb up the ridge where it intersects the Frog Lake Butte trail (#484).  There, travelers can continue climbing a short distance to the southerly summit of Frog Lake Buttes or head north toward Twin Lakes.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Open Season: June - September
Closest Towns: Sandy, OR; Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Restroom at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Frog Lake Sno-Park/Trailhead from May 1 through October 31.
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Access from Frog Lake Sno-Park/Trailhead.

From Hood River, travel 35 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 to US Hwy 26.  Follow US Hwy 26 south to Frog Lake Sno-Park at Wapinitia Pass (Forest Road 2610) (approximately 300’ south of milepost 62).  Turn left (east) into the Frog Lake Sno-Park parking area.  Follow the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) 0.25 mile to the trailhead for Trail #530.  The trail heads south at the junction.  

From Portland, follow US Hwy 26 35 miles southeast of Sandy to Frog Lake Sno-Park at Wapinitia Pass (Forest Road 2610) (approximately 300’ south of milepost 62).  Turn left (east) into the Frog Lake Sno-Park parking area.  Follow the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) 0.25 mile to the trailhead for Trail #530.  The trail head south at the junction.    


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  Area/Length : 
  1.3 miles
  Elevation : 
3920' - 4720'