Echo Basin and Fish Lake

  • Easy (to Echo Basin)
  • 2.4-mile loop
  • 600 feet elevation gain
  • Open late May to mid-November

  • Easy (to Hackleman Grove)
  • 1-mile loop
  • 50 feet elevation gain

  • Easy (to Fish Lake grave)
  • 0.8 miles round trip
  • 30 feet elevation gain

These three hikes in the Old Cascades west of Santiam Pass are so short that you can easily do them all in a day, touring a mountain basin filled with wildflowers, a grove of old-growth giants, and a historic wagon road with a pioneer grave.

To start with the wildflower loop, drive …

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.