9.4 miles round trip
1000 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July through October
Use: hikers, horses
Difficult (to South Cinder Peak)
13.4 miles round trip
2200 feet elevation gain
Left: Mt. Jefferson from Table Lake
Below: Carl Lake.
There’s lots to do at this deep, rock-rimmed alpine lake: explore the interesting shoreline, admire wildflowers, gather huckleberries, or take a challenging side trip to a viewpoint atop South Cinder Peak.
To start, turn off Highway ...
To return from South Cinder Peak ...
This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.