Erma Bell Lakes Trail #3563 is a hiking trail in Lane County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest and Three Sisters Wilderness Area. It is 4.5 miles long and begins at 4,523 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,902 feet. Along the trail there is a water. Near the end of the trail are camp sites.
Erma Bell Lakes Trail #3563 Professional Reviews and Guides
"A day hike or overnight backpack to a series of scenic lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The Erma Bell Lakes Trail crosses a bridge, then contours south along a steep slope forested with Douglas-fir and grand fir. The portion of the trail leading to Lower Erma Bell Lake is almost completely level, and is obstacle free. It has been developed for wheelchair use, though this would probably still be an arduous trip. A trail, marked for Otter Lake, Permit: Required for day and overnight hikes; self issue at trailhead."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Oregon's Central Cascades (Falcon Guides).
"This easy, charming trail leads to two beautiful alpine lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness, with a thundering 40-foot waterfall in between. The path to the lower lake is nearly level and is considered wheelchair-accessible.The best of all hiking trails—when it comes to scenery and relaxation—are mountain pathways in the wilderness that wind through dense forest and emerge at exquisite and isolated alpine lakes. The Erma Bell Lakes Trail not only accomplishes all of that, but the trail is also virtually level for the first 1.7 miles."
--Adam Sawyer, Best Dog Hikes Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"This easy, charming trail leads to two beautiful alpine lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness, with a thundering 40-foot waterfall in between. The path to the lower lake is nearly level and is considered wheelchair-accessible."
--Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein, Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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