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Lower Canal Trail

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This is the main connector trail in the Fourmile Lake winter trails area


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

95%

Runnable

5,691' 1,735 m

High

5,065' 1,544 m

Low

640' 195 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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This trail starts at the Summit Sno-Park off Highway 140. It is a non-motorized trail open for cross country, skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring when there is snow (usually December through April). It is closed to all forms of mechanized snow travel. This trail is for winter use only when snow covered. This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Need to Know

An Oregon sno-park permit is required to park at the Summit Sno-park. Parking along Highway 140 is both illegal and dangerous. Annual permits cost $25, a 3–day permit costs $9, and a 1-day permit costs $4. Permits are sold at all Motor Vehicle offices, online atoregondmv.com/dmv2u, and by permit sales agents at various resorts, sporting goods stores, and other retail outlets. There is a vault toilet at the Summit Sno-Park.

Description

This is one of the Jackson Klamath Winter Trails (Fourmile Lake Area) that wind their way through the Fremont-Winema National Forest starting from the Summit Sno-Park off Highway 140 in Southern Oregon.

The Lower Canal Nordic Trail leaves the sno-park and starts a gradual, but continuous, climb to the northeast. After 0.5 miles you'll pass a junction with the McLoughlin Nordic Trail then, at 1.2 miles, a junction with the Pitt View Nordic Trail, then , at 1.6 miles, a junction with the Big Mac Nordic Trail, and, lastly, at 2.4 miles, another junction with the McLoughlin Nordic Trail. This junction is at the summer trailhead for the Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail. The Lower Canal Nordic Trail ends at a junction with Forest Road 3661 (Fourmile Lake Road). This trail can be used to form loops of varying lengths with all of the trails with which it junctions.

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Bruce Hope

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Going southwest on the Lower Canal Trail
Jan 7, 2020 near Eagle P…, OR

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