Clear Lake Loop Trail #4341

Beginning at its northern junction with the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail #3507, Clear Lake Loop Trail #4341 hugs the western edge of Clear Lake as it winds through old growth coniferous and deciduous forest.

The trail heads south to where it meets the Clear Lake Resort parking lot, becoming the road and continuing south through compound and returning to trail at a kiosk and covered sitting area at the south end of the compound.

The trail continues to wind along the western edge of Clear Lake, heading south to where it crosses the lake's outlet on a footbridge and ends at the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail #3507.  

You can make a loop by  hiking the McKenzie River Trail along the east side of Clear Lake where the trail passes Coldwater Cove Campground

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trail closed to Motorized Vehicles and Stock
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: Potable water available at Coldwater Cove Campground and Clear Lake Resort.
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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NOTE:  In the past, this trail was "Clear Lake Loop Trail #3507".

Map of Clear Lake Loop trail

The west side of the loop trail has periodic closures to protect nesting Bald Eagles. Contact the ranger station for updates.

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
3000 feet