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Fish Lake Trail #1570

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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: 09/12/2020: Forest closed to entry due to wildfire activity. Please visit for more details
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

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Fish Lake Trailhead



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  Area/Length : 
8.2 miles

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