Alta Lake Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to Alta Lake Trail #979 which enters Sky Lakes Wilderness.

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Sky Lakes Wilderness.
Closest Towns:
  • Butte Falls, OR
  • Medford, OR
  • Klamath Falls, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: High Cascades Ranger District

General Information


From Prospect, OR, take Highway 992 (Prospect / Butte Falls Highway) east for 16 miles to Forest Road 34. Turn east and follow to its junction with Forest Road 37. Stay left and take a left onto Forest Road 3785 and head north to the Alta Lake Trailhead.

  • Parking is limited
  • There is enough room to turn around a horse trailer

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4,000 feet