Blue and Corrigan Lakes


Easy (to Blue Lake)
1.8 miles round trip
100 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July to mid-October
Use: hikers, horses

Moderate (to Corrigan Lake)
7.9-mile loop
1100 feet elevation gain

Right: Diamond Peak from Corrigan Lake


Of the three largish lakes on the western flank of Diamond Peak, Blue Lake is the most visitable, with a level trail less than mile long through wildflower meadows. Corrigan Lake, however, is the only one with a view of Diamond Peak. And Happy Lake, though farther from trailheads, offers a waterfall. The real trick is to visit more than one lake on a single hike. Let’s find a way to do it.

Start by driving . . .

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.

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