Deadfall Lakes

Mt. Eddy and Upper Deadfall Lake

  • Easy (to Middle Lake)
  • 6 miles round-trip
  • 400 feet elevation loss
  • Open July through October
  • Use: hikers, horses
  • Moderate (to Upper Lake)
  • 8 miles round-trip
  • 940 feet elevation gain
  • Difficult (to Mount Eddy)
  • 11.6 miles round-trip
  • 2170 feet elevation gain

Perhaps nowhere in Northern California can you see so many different kinds of wildflowers as when hiking to this string of alpine lakes below Mount Eddy. And if you’re a fan of viewpoints, just keep following the trail up to the abandoned lookout on Mount Eddy’s summit. At 9025 feet it’s the highest point in the entire Klamath Mountains, with a breathtaking front-row view of Mt. Shasta.

Drive Interstate 5 south …

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