500 feet elevation gain
Open July to mid-October
Use: hikers, horses
Moderate (to Double Peaks)
1100 feet elevation gain
Left: Double Peak from Top Lake
Half a dozen woodsy lakes and a viewpoint of Mt. Jefferson make this loop on the Pacific Crest Trail fun even for children—if you wait until after the July mosquito season ends. Hikers with extra energy can add a short but very steep side trip up Double Peaks for an even better panorama of the lake-dotted Olallie Lake Scenic Area.
If you’re driving here from the Portland area, take Interstate 205 near Oregon City to exit...
Backpackers or hardy day hikers can explore...