Blue Box Trail #483

  

This is great trail to access Clear Lake. This trail begins at Frog Lake Sno-Park at US Hwy 26 (3,920’) and ends at Clear Lake (3,560’). The trail path leads through nicely wooded areas.

From Frog Lake Sno-Park/Trailhead, cross US Hwy 26 to the west to Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  Follow trail #2000 approximately 300 feet to the beginning of Blue Box Trail #483 and turn left (southwest).  From the junction, the trail heads uphill through old growth hemlock and Douglas fir timber on level, smooth tread.  After 0.7 mile the trail levels and reaches Forest Road 2660-220.  Cross the road and continue southwest 0.8 mile to the highpoint on the trail at 4,600’ near the edge of a clearcut.  Continue south 1.6 miles to  Forest Road 2660.  Cross the road and head downhill 0.5 mile to Clear Lake.  There are several user trails to dispersed campsites in the last 0.5 mile.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Open Season: June - undefined
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Frog Lake Sno Park/Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Hood River, OR 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. 

From Portland, OR 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. 


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Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

  Latitude : 
45.2291

  Longitude : 
-121.6992

  Elevation : 
4400

 

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