Frog Pond

Frog Pond
(to Middle Fork Applegate bridge)
2.4 miles round-trip
400 feet elevation gain
Open except in winter storms
Use: hikers, horses

Moderate (to Frog Pond)
7.9-mile loop
1800 feet elevation gain
Open mid-May through November 

Left: Frog Pond

The first of these two hikes is an easy stroll along the Middle Fork Applegate River to a swimmable pool, some log cabin ruins, and a scenic footbridge in an old-growth forest. The second, steeper trail loops past Frog Pond through subalpine Wilderness meadows. Backpackers can connect the two paths for a more challenging tour.

To drive here ...

A pond may not sound like a spectacular Wilderness destination, but the Frog Pond Loop is actually one of the prettiest tours in the Red Buttes area. Unfortunately, it’s not quite a loop. ...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.

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