Pelican Butte

Klamath Falls, Oregon

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4 out of 5
A fantastic drive to an 8,036-foot summit that has views of the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wildernesses, Mt. McLoughlin, Upper Klamath Lake, and the Klamath Basin. Narrow, switchbacked, occasionally muddy, and rutted dirt road. Waterbars.
Oregon Byways

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Oregon Byways

by Art Bernstein (Wilderness Press)

A fantastic drive to an 8,036-foot summit that has views of the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wildernesses, Mt. McLoughlin, Upper Klamath Lake, and the Klamath Basin. Narrow, switchbacked, occasionally muddy, and rutted dirt road. Waterbars.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Klamath Falls
Distance: 29
Length: 29
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Local Contacts: Winema National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Lake of the Woods North, Pelican Butte
Topo Map: Pelican Butte Topographic Map
Guide Book: Oregon Byways Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2016

As of 07/19/16, the trail has been cleared. I'm glad too because I really wanted to do this run before heading back home to Cali. The views are absolutely amazing at the peak!! The photos sure don't do it justice. Also, the snow is off the road now for the summer.

6/5/2016

As of 6/5/16 FR-980 is not traversable due to large trees being down on the road. I found this out the hard way and had to turn back. Hopefully they will clear it out soon!

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