Lake Mountain / Bigelow Lake Trail #1214

The Lake Mountain/Bigelow Lake Trail is the northern access to the Boundary Trail #1207. It is a high mountain trail which offers a wet meadow environment where numerous wildflowers bloom all summer. This area is famous for its plant life!

This is a great little day hike with a nice loop across the Mt. Elijah Trail #1206. Forest Road 070 has been made into a trail to the end of the road where the Mt. Elijah Tie Trail #1206 starts. You can either go that route, or turn off of the road and head up to the top of Lake Mountain Trail and catch the Mt. Elijah Trail #1206 back to the Tie Trail and back to Forest Road 070 (Lake Mountain Trail).

The trail passes by Bigelow Lake, with a short little hike down to it via an unmarked path. From the Mt. Elijah Trail #1206, there is a great view of the lake and the meadow area that surrounds it.

Prepare for your hike! There is no potable water along this trail. All surface water should be treated.

There is no real good spot to turn a large vehicle or trailer around.

This trail is not designed for use by pack or saddle, mountain bikes, motorized bikes, ATVs, or 4-wheel drive vehicles.

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cave Junction, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


Take State Highway 46 east from Cave Junction to Forest Road 4613. Travel to Pepper Camp, and turn right onto Forest Road 070 to Forest Road 079. Make a right and the trailhead is located just a bit further down Forest Road 070.

General Notes:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
5,600 feet - 6,200 feet range