Lemish Lake

Bend, Oregon 97707

Lemish Lake

Lemish Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sometimes you just want to get away from people and have a solitary outing in the woods. If this is what you’re feeling, then Lemish Lake is a perfect run for you. Though not the most scenic on the list, it’s pleasant enough, and you’re guaranteed to be able to count the number of other trail users seen on one hand.

From the trailhead, run up the well-worn singletrack through forests of ponderosa pine and hemlock. At 0.5 mile, you’ll encounter your first junction and the beginnings of Lemish Lake. Several campsites dot the shores just to the left of the junction. Turn right toward Charlton Lake, following the mountain bike pointers. Cross the outlet creek for Lemish Lake and keep left at the second junction, staying on the Charlton Lake Trail 19. From here, the trail parallels the lakeshore with nice views until it veers back up into the thicker forests."

Lemish Lake Reviews

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As of June 25, 2008 this trail from Lemish Lake Trailhead on Irish & Taylor Lakes Road has NOT been cleared of blowdown. Right now, the mosquitos will eat you and your bike alive! From Lemish Lake towards Charlton Lake there are no less than 100 windfalls in the first 2 miles and ALOT of snow fields to cross. Highly recommended that you wait atleast 4 weeks, then check with the forest service.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
767 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
June–November, sunrise–sunset. Best: Summer
Bend–Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest; 541-383-4000, www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes
Local Contacts
Bend, Oregon, Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc. ($12, adventuremaps.net)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018