Carl Lake Trail 4003

Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,446ft
Trailhead Elevation4,723ft
Elevation Min/Max4720/5545ft
Elevation Start/End4723/4723ft

Carl Lake Trail 4003

Carl Lake Trail #4003 is a hiking and horse trail in Jefferson County, Oregon. It is within Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area. It is three miles long and begins at 4,723 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,446 feet. Along the trail there are waters. This trail connects with the following: Table Lake Trail and Cabot Lake Trail $4003.

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One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City (Wilderness Press)
Doug Lorain
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"A deep, sparkling jewel set beneath a particularly rugged and scenic stretch of the Cascade Mountains, Carl Lake is a fun destination for an overnight trip in the central Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Adventurous hikers can make this into a semiloop trip by seeking out an unoffi cial path up to the Pacifi c Crest Trail (PCT), with the option to do a bit of off-trail exploring. Although never very steep or diffi cult, the trail into Carl Lake travels through a large burn area that can be hot on summer afternoons."

Carl Lake Trail #4003 Trip Reports

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Interesting trail through burned out terrain to two
mountain lakes. Most of the trail has varied large
trees and Carl Lake itself is a grand finale.

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Trail Information

Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area
Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Marion Lake, Candle Creek; Mount Jefferson Wilderness Geo-Graphics; Deschutes National Forest
Local Maps

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