- Easy (to Pacific Crest Trail)
- 2.8 miles round-trip
- 700 feet elevation gain
- Open July through October
- Use: hikers, horses
- Moderate (to Bull Lake)
- 8.6 miles round-trip
- 1470 feet elevation gain
Hidden in the Scott Mountains on a paved road less than an hour from Interstate 5, this beautiful mountain lake has lots of secrets—one of the nicest little campgrounds in Northern California, a wheelchair-accessible picnic beach that’s great for swimming on hot days, and an easy hiking path climbs past strange wildflower bogs to viewpoints. For a longer hike or a backpacking trip, continue on the Pacific Crest Trail to another little-known gem, Bull Lake.
To drive here from Oregon, take …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.