Anthony Lake Shoreline Trail #1605

Anthony Lake

The Anthony Lake Shoreline Trail (#1605) is a graveled loop trail around the picturesque subalpine lake. Offering an easy lake front walk to visitors, the peaceful setting features a picnic area, gazebo and historic rock fireplaces built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Lakeside benches, toilet facilities and other picnic areas are also found along the trail in the Anthony Lake Picnic Area and Anthony Lake Boat Launch. Gunsight Mountain provides an impressive backdrop to the ever-changing moods of Anthony Lake.

The trail is accessible on the back side of the lake from the boatlaunch to the Hoffer Lake Trailhead.

Difficulty level: Easiest around the entire lake.

Anthony Lake Shoreline Trail overview and map (310 KB)

Located nearby are Anthony Lakes Trails (area is unavailable)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Fees: Refer to the Day-use fee schedule for the Anthony Lake Picnic Area or Anthony Lake Boat Launch.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The Recreation Site Concessionaire also has rules of use posted for the site. The trail is closed year-round to all motorized use.
Closest Towns: Baker City (35 miles) and La Grande (45 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: At picnic area and boat launch
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


Access for the trail is from the Anthony Lake Picnic Area, Anthony Lake Boat Launch, or Anthony Lake Guard Station. (See these sites for directions)


The entire trail is not accessible. The accessible section is from the Anthony Lake Boat Launch around the back side of the lake to the Hoffer Lake Trailhead. Visitors wanting to go around the lake may use portions of the road near the picnic area shelter.

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  Area/Length : 
0.8 miles

  Elevation : 
7150 feet