Blue and Corrigan Lakes

Diamond Peak from Corrigan Lake

  • Easy (to Blue Lake)
  • 1.8 miles round trip
  • 100 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-July to mid-October
  • Use: hikers, horses

  • Moderate (to Corrigan Lake)
  • 7.9-mile loop
  • 1100 feet elevation gain

Of the three largish lakes on the western flank of Diamond Peak, Blue Lake is the most visitable, with a level trail less than mile long through wildflower meadows. Corrigan Lake, however, is the only one with a view of Diamond Peak. And Happy Lake, though farther from trailheads, offers a waterfall. The real trick is to visit more than one lake on a single hike. Let’s find a way to do it.

Start by driving . . .

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