Trails Leading into Twin Lakes Reopened

Release Date: Jun 5, 2018   Roseburg, Oregon

Contact: Cheryl Caplan, (541) 957-3270

Three trails in the Twin Lakes area are reopened for hiking as the Umpqua National Forest issues a revised closure of national forest system roads and trails in Douglas County, Oregon.  Trails include Twin Lakes Trail no. 1500, Twin Lakes Loop no. 1521, and Deception Trail no. 1510.

The main trail from the Twin Lakes east trailhead and around the lake are cleared by trail crews. The condition of the trail around the smaller lake and Deception Trail are open but not yet cleared of possible obstacles. When traveling through recently burned areas, take great care to be aware of tree snags, stump holes, and possibly flash flooding during heavy rains.

“There’s a good chance that fire-weakened trees could unexpectedly come down when it’s windy,” said Jennifer Taylor, Recreation Staff Lead for the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. “Anyone headed into the woods is encouraged to be aware of your surroundings at all times.”

Taylor asked that any hikers finding logs down across a trail to contact the North Umpqua Ranger District at (541) 496-3532.

Closures for several trails and roads remain in place until rehabilitation can take place:

  • Forest Trails 1551 (Bradley Ridge Trail) and the Tioga and Marsters segments of Forest Trail 1414 (North Umpqua Trail).
  • Multiple spur roads on the Tiller Ranger District:  Forest Roads 6800-700, 6800-950, 2947-330, 2947-340, 2700-870, 2700-890, 2700-928, 2826-400, 2826-500, 2826-600 and 2938-808.

Link to the official closure order (#06-15-00-18-393) and map. For additional information visit www.fs.usda.gov.gov/umpqua, or www.facebook.com/UmpquaNationalForest.

View from Twin Lakes Overlook

06/05/2018 Trails Leading into Twin Lakes Reopened