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Indigo Lake Trail #3649


The trail winds through open stands of mountain hemlock, Pacific silver fir and high mountain meadows before reaching Indigo Lake. Named for its intense, deep blue color, the lake lies nestled below Sawtooth Mountain. A small, primitive campground, including tables and fire pits, can be found on the water's edge.

This trail offers an opportunity for a long distance loop trail via:

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Water: Timpanogas Lake or Indigo Lake
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access is from Timpanogas Campground.

Proceed 2 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon,  on Highway 58 to the Kitson Springs Road junction. Turn right and continue .5 miles to Forest Road 21. Turn right and proceed for 32 miles to Road 2154. Turn left and follow Road 2154 to Timpanogas Campground.

Follow spur road from the campground to the trailhead.

General Notes:

Map of Indigo Lake trail

Please stay in one of the campground sites, which are widely spaced and allow for solitude. Follow Leave No Trace methods so those after you can enjoy their stay. Mosquitoes can be very pesky the first half of the season.

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  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
5300 feet - 5900 feet