Firecamp Lakes

Detroit, Oregon 97342

Firecamp Lakes

Firecamp Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"Three sparkling lakes, surrounded by forest and with partial views of a glacier-clad volcano, are the destination of this easy and enjoyable trip. Although the lakes are fairly popular, they are not as crowded as some other destinations in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness."

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"A day hike in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness to the first of a series of alpine lakes. The Firecamp Lakes Trail starts in an old clearcut and follows an old logging track. Shortly, the trail enters undisturbed forest and the grade moderates. The trail reaches its high point about 0.5 mile from the start, then descends gradually to reach Crown Lake. The summit of Mount Jefferson looms over the treeline at the far side of the lake.

Crown Lake is the first of three lakes that are collectively called the Firecamp Lakes. Most likely the name came from the use of the area as a base camp during an attack on a large forest fire. Permit required for day and overnight hikes; self issue at trailhead."

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Trail Information

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640 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
July (for the best flowers, but expect bugs)
Detroit Ranger District (Willamette National Forest)
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Breitenbush
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Oct 2018