Fish Lake Trail #1570

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Fish Lake Trail #1570 leads to Fish Lake, the largest and deepest lake in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. Fishing and swimming are popular here.

This trail follows Fish Lake Creek through a mixed stand of trees, then gradually climbs to Beaver Swamp and enters the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. The trail continues past the junction with Beaver Swamp Trail #1569 before encountering Fish Lake. From there it follows the lake's northwest shore, where hikers can view Highrock Mountain and the many rock formations of Rocky Ridge. The trail then continues past the lake , following Highrock Creek through a birch and hardwood forest. The trail passes another junction with Lakes Trail #1578 just before it leaves the creek and enters scattered trees and large meadows typical of the high divide country. Finally, the trail terminates at the junction with the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail #1470 with a last look at Highrock Meadows.

Fish Lake Trail #1570 - View of lake

Fish Lake Trail #1570 - View

Fish Lake Trail #1570 - View of Beaver Swamp

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/28/2020: Re-opened
Open Season: Summer
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Tiller, OR
Water: Available for stock animals. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Tiller Ranger District

General Information


Fish Lake Trailhead



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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
  • This trail takes "the scenic route" to Fish Lake while most hikers take the shorter Beaver Swamp Trail to Fish Lake.
  • Parking for 6 to 8 vehicles, including horse trailers, along with hitching rails, loading ramp, highline poles and easy access to Fish Lake creek for stock watering provide great jump-off point to the wilderness.

Nature Viewing

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  Area/Length : 
8.2 miles

  Elevation : 
2,200 feet - 5,600 feet range