Clover Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Clover Creek Trail, the southern most entrance into Mountain Lakes Wilderness

Clover Creek Trail is a classic hike that joins the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail at 4.3 miles. The Mountain Lakes Loop Trail continues in a loop around the middle of the Wilderness accessing multiple lakes.

Mountain Lakes Wilderness area surrounds a cluster of four overlapping shield volcanoes, the highest of which is 8,208 ft (2,502 m) Aspen Butte. Over 20 small lakes lie along the bottoms of several large large cirques carved by Ice Age glaciers near the summits of the volcanoes.

Located 45 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Clover Creek has no restrooms but there is ample (unpaved) parking for 6-8 cars and stock trailers as well as a turn-around area. 

There is no potable water at the trailhead. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Maintenance services are provided from June 25th through September 30th


At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Klamath Ranger District)
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Parking
Fees No fee
Permit Info: No permits required, but please register at the trailhead.
Open Season: 6/25 - 9/30
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Mountain Lakes Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Klamath Falls, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Klamath Ranger District (541) 885-3400

General Information


Clover Creek Trailhead is located 50 minutes west of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

From Klamath Falls, OR take Oregon Highway 66 west towards Keno, Oregon, for approximately eight miles and then turn right onto Clover Creek Road.  From Clover Creek Road, turn right onto Forest Service (FS) Road 3852.  The Clover Creek Trailhead will be at the end of FS Road 3852.

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