Erma Bell Lakes Trail 3563

Willamette National Forest, Oregon 97707

Distance4.5mi
Elevation Gain1,902ft
Trailhead Elevation4,523ft
Top5,181ft
Elevation Min/Max4433/5181ft
Elevation Start/End4523/4511ft

Erma Bell Lakes Trail 3563

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. This trail connects with the following: Irish Mountain Trail #3588.

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."

"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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Willamette National Forest
Nearby City
Three Sisters Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Oakridge Ranger District, Willamette National Forest, 46375 Hwy. 58, Westfir, OR 97492; (541) 782-2291
Local Contacts
Willamette National Forest; USGS– Waldo Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018