Twin Lakes

This easy and deservedly popular trail leads through immense old growth conifers, floriferous meadows, and a wet meadow with a boardwalk, shelter, and picnic table before circling around two sparkling azure lakes with aquatic plants for the botanist and great swimming for the rest. A more difficult trail heads up Twin Lakes Mountain to the top of a cliff that looms 500′ above the lakes. If you have time after seeing the lakes and are interested in some off-trail exploring, check out the large south-facing meadow off the abandoned BVD trail from the same trailhead.


Trail: 1.8 miles round trip to first lake (4860–5040′), +1.4 miles RT around both lakes, + 2.2 miles RT to Twin Lakes Mountain viewpoint (5580′)
Location: Douglas County; Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District
USGS Map: Twin Lakes Mountain; T27S.R2E.S9,16
Habitats: lake, forest, meadow, wet meadow, cliff
Bloom: June to August


Drive Hwy 138 approximately 32 miles east of Glide to Wilson Creek Road 4770, just east of Marsters Bridge. Follow Rd 4770 for 9.2 miles to its dead end at the trailhead.

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