Six Lakes Trail #3597


This trail provides access to six beautiful lakes and many campsites. This is scenic route and takes the hiker through magnificent alpine old growth forests. After passing Lower Eddeeleo Lake the trail begins to climb to Waldo Lake.

At a Glance

Permit Info:
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Oakridge
Water: Quinn Lakes and Long Lake - requires treatment
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Travel east on Highway 58 from the Middle Fork Ranger District office to the traffic signal in Oakridge. Turn left at the traffic light, proceed over the overpass and turn right at the next intersection. Travel through Oakridge to Forest Road 24 (Salmon Creek Road) and continue for approximately 11 miles to Forest Road 2417. Turn left and follow Forest Road 2417 for 11 miles to Forest Road 254. Proceed on Forest Road 254 0.25 miles to the Winchester lake Trail No. 3594 east about 1 mile to the Winchester Ridge Trail No. 3596. Turn left (north) and proceed about 0.25 miles to the Blair Lake Trail No. 3553. Turn right (east) and hike about 1.5 miles to the junction with the Six Lakes Trail.

The Six Lakes Trail may be accessed from the Wahanna Trail No. 3583 from the Waldo Lake Trail No. 3590.

Map Location:
T.20 & 21 S., R.5 ½ & 6 E., W.M., Sections 23, 26 & 36; 2, & 1; 7

General Notes:

Map of Six Lakes trail

Mosquito populations are very thick after snowmelt. Be sure to camp 200 feet or more from the shoreline.

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  Area/Length : 
6.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4600 feet - 5400 feet