Beginning at the Three Lakes Sno-Park, the Lake West Trail #1069 goes through an open forest of lodgepole pine and gradually descends in to a canyon, crosses over the Rogue River, and then proceeds gently downhill until the depression of Lake West appears to the south. A snow shelter built by the Grants Pass Nordic Ski Club is located at Lake West. Please feel free to use the shelter, showing respect and consideration for others who wish to use it and those who donated their time and money to build it. Once this shelter is gone, there may never be another to replace it. After a mile of gradual decent, there is a steep pitch where the trail crosses Mazama Creek. Proceed here with CAUTION. After leaving the Mazama Creek canyon, the trail continues gradually downhill to where the lodgepole forest is replaced by Shasta red fir, white fir, and Douglas fir. From the intersection with the Hamaker Loop Trail #1062, the Lake West Trail #1069 continues gradually downhill for four miles to Highway 230.
Dogs are not allowed on designated nordic ski trails.
From Prospect, OR, follow State Highway 62 (Crater Lake Highway) to intersection with State Highway 230. Continue on State Highway 230 for approximately 12 miles to the intersection with Forest Roads 6530 and 6560. Parking is at this intersection.