The Twins Trail #3595
Beginning at Forest Road 5897, the trail begins a gradual ascent toward the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000, which is reached in less than 2 miles. After crossing the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, it begins to climb more steeply and heads east around the south side of Twins Peak. This trail takes the hiker through a dry mountain hemlock and lodgepole pine forest with areas of exposed rock and boulders.
After a scramble through pumice soils, the top of Twins Peak is reached for a spectacular view of the Waldo Lake area and including the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak. The trail continues on northward toward Found Lake and Gerdine Butte, but is sometimes difficult to locate. Upon reaching the forest boundary the trail number changes to #19, a Deschutes National Forest designation.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||This trail is in an area impacted by the Cedar Creek Fire. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas.|
|Closest Towns:||Crescent Junction, OR|
|Information Center:||Middle Fork Ranger Station|
T.21 & 22 S., R.6 E., W.M., Sections 9, 3 & 2; 35
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is closed to mountain bikes. This is mosquito country during the spring and early summer.
- Shadow Bay Campground
- Gold Lake Campground
- Gold Lake Day Use Area
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Waldo Lake Wilderness
Alerts & Warnings
- Landslide on Forest Road 19; one lane traffic
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Fall Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire Planned
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada