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Indian Trail #1573

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

For hikers using the Skimmerhorn Trailhead, this trail offers an alternate route to Fish Lake and Fish Lake Trail #1570 within the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. From Skimmerhorn, take Lakes Trail #1578 for approximately one mile until you reach Indian Trail. From there, Fish Lake is a 1.7 mile journey through mixed stands of trees and several small, rocky meadows where wildflowers appear as early as April.


  • Picnic table
  • Fire pits
  • Primitive composting toilet (lower parking area)

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: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Tiller, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Tiller Ranger District

General Information


Access via Lakes Trail #1578 from Skimmerhorn Trailhead.

General Notes:

Since there is no bridge over the outlet at Fish Lake and it is difficult to cross with horses, this trail is for hikers only.



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  Area/Length : 
1.7 miles

  Elevation : 
3,400 feet - 4,200 feet range