Anthony Lake

Hoffer Lakes

VanPatten Peak from Elkhorn Crest Trail

  • Easy (to Hoffer Lakes)
  • 2.9-mile loop
  • 460 feet elevation gain
  • Open July through October
  • Use: hikers

  • Easy (to Black Lake)
  • 2.4 miles round trip
  • 200 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (to Dutch Flat Saddle)
  • 8.2-mile loop
  • 1330 feet elevation gain

A glacier scoured out Anthony Lake’s granite basin from the crest of the Elkhorn Range during the Ice Age. Today subalpine firs and wildflower meadows ring the lake, framing its reflection of craggy peaks. Several hikes explore the area from a picnic area beside the popular Anthony Lake Campground.

Drive Interstate 84 …

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