- 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.