Cougar Peak

Easy (around lake)
3.6-mile loop
380 feet elevation gain
Open early May through November
Use: hikers, horses, bicycles

Moderate (to Cougar Peak)
7.6 miles round trip
1820 feet elevation gain
Open June to mid-November

Hidden in the forested mountains between Klamath Falls and Lakeview, Cottonwood Meadow Lake is a pleasant little reservoir among the pines, with free campgrounds, picnic sites, and trails. Expect mosquitoes in June. For an easy 3.6-mile loop, circle the lake. For a more challenging trip, climb nearby Cougar Peak to a lookout site with views from Mt. Shasta to Lakeview.

Start by driving Highway ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.

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