Clear Lake Loop Trail #3507


This trail is part of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail system. It circles Clear Lake, passes the headwaters of the McKenzie River, and traverses an old lava flow. An interpretive brochure is available at the McKenzie River Ranger Station, Clear Lake Resort and the Coldwater Cove boat launch.

At a Glance

Permit Info:
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trail closed to Motorized Vehicles and Stock
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge
Water: Potable water available at Coldwater Cove Campground and Clear Lake Resort.
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Ranger River Station, take Highway 126 east 17-1/2 miles to Clear Lake Resort. The Clear Lake Loop Trail can be accessed from the day use area or from Cold Water Cove Campground on the east side of the resort area.

General Notes:

Map of Clear Lake Loop trail

The west side of the loop trail has periodic closures to protect nesting Bald Eagles. Contact the ranger station for updates.

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