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greenBlue Clear Lake Loop

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5.1 mile 8.3 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 324' 99 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 3,082' 939 m
Low: 3,022' 921 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Marlys Underwood

This trail is a great run with stunning fall colors as it loops around a gorgeous blue lake!

Marlys Underwood

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring

Non-motorized boats only on the lake.

Overview

This loop run is a great option during the fall when the leaves are changing.

Description

You can run this trail in either direction. The elevation gain/loss is minimal, and the tread is well compacted and fairly wide. The trailhead starts at Clear Lake Resort just off OR 126. The west side is forested and shady. The east side is more open with vine maples and black lava. Some portions of this east side are paved with asphalt, and there are benches located at vistas along the whole loop. There are also some massive old-growth Douglas firs. This trail is absolutely fabulous in the fall when the vine maples glow against the black rock and blue lake. This trail is shared with mountain bikes so keep your eyes peeled.

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Sep 19, 2018
Noah Beumer
Beautiful lake loop! Worth it 5.1mi

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