- Moderate (to Campbell Lake)
- 9.3-mile loop
- 1360 feet elevation gain
- Open mid-June to mid-November
- Use: hikers, horses
- Difficult (to Cliff and Summit Lakes)
- 13.3-mile loop
- 2120 feet elevation gain
Outcroppings of glacier-polished marble form dramatic borders to the popular mountain lakes at the head of Shackleford Creek. For a moderate loop hike, tour the wooded shore of Campbell Lake. For a longer loop, continue onward to the huge-walled cirque of Cliff Lake and the subalpine meadows at swimmable Summit Lake. Backpackers need to pick up a permit, available free at the Scott River ranger station in Fort Jones.
To drive here from Interstate 5, …
If you’d like to take the longer loop, …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.