Tanner Lakes

Tanner Lake

  • Easy (to the lakes)
  • 2.6 miles round-trip
  • 350 feet elevation gain
  • Open late May through November
  • Use: hikers, horses

  • Difficult (to Tanner Mountain)
  • 8.3-mile loop
  • 1700 feet elevation gain
  • Open early June to mid-November

This pair of green mountain lakes set in side-by-side, cliff-rimmed cirques makes a clever destination for hikers with children. If the kids seem tired when they reach lake number one, declare victory there. If they’re still antsy, push on to the huckleberry fields at lake number two. And if you’re hiking without children, the ticket is to continue up Tanner Mountain for a birds-eye view of the lakes and the whole Siskiyou range.

To start, drive …

To climb Tanner Mountain, continue …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.