Kangaroo Lake

Kangaroo Lake
Above: Kangaroo Lake

Easy (to Pacific Crest Trail)
2.8 miles round-trip
700 feet elevation gain
Open July through October
Use: hikers, horses

Moderate (to Bull Lake)
8.6 miles round-trip
1470 feet elevation gain

Hidden in the Scott Mountains on a paved road less than an hour from Interstate 5, this beautiful mountain lake has lots of secrets—one of the nicest little campgrounds in Northern California, a wheelchair-accessible picnic beach that’s great for swimming on hot days, and an easy hiking path climbs past strange wildflower bogs to viewpoints. For a longer hike or a backpacking trip, continue on the Pacific Crest Trail to another little-known gem, Bull Lake.

To drive here from Oregon, take ....

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes in Southern Oregon.


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