Rigdon Lakes Loop

Oakridge, Oregon 97463

Rigdon Lakes Loop

Rigdon Lakes Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This is a day hike or overnight backpack trip along the shores of Waldo Lake to Rigdon Lakes in the Waldo Lake Wilderness.

A large area north of Waldo Lake burned in summer 1996. There is likely to be an unusual amount of deadfall along this hike, as well as hazards such as standing dead trees. The Rigdon Lakes area is heavily used and some areas are closed to camping for rehabilitation. Please avoid these closed areas.

The trail wanders away from the picnic area toward the lakeshore and almost immediately comes to a trail on the right, marked Taylor Burn Road. Remember this junction for the return. For now, continue straight ahead. Another trail merges from the left; this is the trail to the boat launch area. In a few more yards, you’ll meet the marked turnoff for the Lake Shore Trail. Turn left here to make a slight detour along the edge of Waldo Lake. The Lake Shore Trail rejoins the Waldo Lake Trail in about 0.5 mile, making a sharp left turn. Now the trail wanders away from the lake into the thick forest, passing several small ponds."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Backpack or day hike
Best summer and fall
5,420 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,600 feet
Top Elevation
Oakridge Ranger District, Willamette National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Waldo Mountain; Waldo Lake Wilderness and Recreation Area, Willamette National Forest
Local Maps

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Oct 2018