Separation Lake Trail #3536


Beginning at Separation Lake Trailhead, Separation Lake Trail #3536 immediately enters the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail travels through unique forest with many tree species, including Sugar Pine, Pacific Yew, Silver Fir, and more. Following a ridge downhill, the trail eventually crosses Separation Creek. Currently, a bridge is in place for hikers to cross on, and another wet crossing exists for stock. On the south side of Separation Creek, the trail heads west uphill through forest and swamps before reaching Separation Lake. The trail continues past Separation Lake to very steep uphill switchbacks before crossing Harvey Creek and ending at Horse Creek Trail #3514.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/2/18: Trail partially cleared of downed logs.
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Light
Water: Requires treatment
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

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Map of Separation Lake

Trail No. 3524, Separation Creek Trail, which continues on past the trail junction to Separation Lake, is permanently closed due to heavy tree blow down.

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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  Area/Length : 
7.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
3000 feet - 3400 feet