Sky Lakes via Cold Springs
Isherwood Lake in the Sky Lakes Basin
- 6.9-mile loop
- 400 feet elevation gain
- Open early July through October
- Use: hikers, horses
By far the easiest route into the famous lake-dotted high country of the Sky Lakes Wilderness, this loop passes half a dozen pools in a nearly level, forested basin. The drawbacks? The area’s easy access draws crowds on summer weekends, mosquitoes are a nuisance from mid-July until late August, and the basin has few mountain views. Maximum group size is eight people and 12 animals.
To find the trailhead, drive …
Other Hiking Options
Backpackers can continue north …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.