Moderate (to Campbell Lake)
1360 feet elevation gain
Open mid-June to mid-November
Use: hikers, horses
Difficult (to Cliff and Summit Lakes)
2120 feet elevation gain
Left: Campbell Lake.
Outcroppings of glacier-polished marble form dramatic borders to the popular mountain lakes at the head of Shackleford Creek. For a moderate loop hike, tour the wooded shore of Campbell Lake. For a longer loop, continue onward to the huge-walled cirque of Cliff Lake and the subalpine meadows at swimmable Summit Lake. Backpackers need to pick up a permit, available free at the Scott River ranger station in Fort Jones.
To drive here from Interstate 5, ...
If you’d like to take the longer loop, ...
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.