Merle Lake

Bend, Oregon 97707

Merle Lake

Merle Lake Professional Review and Guide

"I’m surprised that this trail isn’t more popular. Sure, you have to log a few miles on a beat-up forest road to get here, and yes, there are more scenic trails nearby. But there’s something perfectly calming about walking an empty trail through dense forest."

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Trail Information

Bend
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.75
Distance
880 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
9 hours
Duration
Apr-Nov
Season
Deschutes National Forest, Bend–Fort Rock Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Crane Prairie Reservoir, USGS Irish Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018