Devils Peak Loop Hike
ElevationAscent: 2,984' 909 m
Descent: -2,985' -910 m
High: 7,505' 2,288 m
Low: 5,294' 1,614 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
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“Enjoy a journey through the heart of the Seven Lakes Basin and to views from the summit of Devils Peak.”— Bruce Hope
From the divide, you continue on the #981 northeast and down into the Basin, past a junction with the Alta Lake Trail #979 in 0.2 miles (a beautiful lake with excellent campsites), and on down past South and Cliff Lakes (excellent campsites and swimming) to a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at 5.5 miles. If you have time, Middle and Grass Lakes are not too far off the #981 here.
At the end of the #981, turn right (east) for a quick jaunt up the Cliff Lake Trail #983 to reach the PCT and start a switchback-facilitated climb to the saddle east of Devils Peak. Snow can linger on this stretch of the PCT into late June. From the saddle, a clear use trail climbs the ridge toward the summit of Devils Peak, reaching it in 0.2 miles. From there you'll have an expansive view of Mounts Shasta and McLoughlin to the south, Klamath Lake to the east, the Crater Lake Rim to the north, and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness far to the west. Plan on giving yourself time to savor these views.
When you're ready to head back, continue on a use trail as it descends Devil's southwest ridge to an unsigned junction with the PCT on the saddle southwest of the peak. Continue south on the PCT to a junction with the Devils Peak Trail #984, 8.8 miles from the trailhead. Go west on the #984, across the head of the Seven Lakes Basin with views of the Crater Lake Rim to the north, to its junction with the Seven Lakes Trail #981 at 10.1 miles from the trailhead. Follow the Seven Lakes Trail #981 down past Frog Lake to the trailhead.
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