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Fish Lake Trail #1570

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This is a longer route to Fish Lake in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.


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Map Key

8.3

Miles

13.4

KM

Point to Point

5,678' 1,731 m

High

2,333' 711 m

Low

3,590' 1,094 m

Up

245' 75 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

This trail enters the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually snowed-in between November and May.

Description

From the Fish Lake Trailhead, this trail follows Fish Lake Creek and then climbs gradually to Beaver Swamp and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness boundary, 2.3 miles from the trailhead.

The #1570 then continues past the junction with Beaver Swamp Trail #1569 (a shorter hike to Fish Lake when Forest Road 2840 is open) for a short distance to Fish Lake and a junction with the Indian Trail #1573. The #1570 continues on around the lake's northwest shore and begins ascending along Highrock Creek.

At 5 miles from the trailhead, The Fish Lake Trail #1570 passes a junction with Lakes Trail #1578 just before it leaves the creek and enters scattered trees and large meadows typical of the higher areas of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide. Lush summer vegetation in Highrock Meadow (7.5 miles from the trailhead) can obscure the trail, so pay attention. If you lose the trail, look for it to the north along the edge of the forest.

Past Highrock Meadows, the #1570 makes a short, fairly steep climb up to its terminus at a junction with the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail #1470.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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Highrock Mountain from Fish Lake in the Fall
Feb 21, 2018 near Prospect, OR
Highrock Meadow
Feb 21, 2018 near Prospect, OR
Fall colors along the Fish Lake Trail
Feb 21, 2018 near Prospect, OR
Highrock Mountain from Highrock Meadow
Feb 21, 2018 near Prospect, OR
Fish Lake
Feb 21, 2018 near Prospect, OR

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