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Gems in Sky Lakes Wilderness - 3

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gem Favorite Leaving the summit of Devils Peak.

Devils Peak

(4) Fort Ka…, OR
gem Favorite Mid-point of Alta Lake in early morning

Alta Lake

(1) Fort Ka…, OR
gem Favorite Island Lake from near the Judge Waldo Tree

Judge J. B. Waldo Tree

(2) Fort Ka…, OR

Recommended Routes in Sky Lakes Wilderness - 2

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Favorite Devils Peak and Cliff Lake in late afternoon
Difficult

Devils Peak Loop Hike

14.0 mi 22.5 km 2,984' Up 909.45 m Up 2,985' Down 909.68 m Down

Prospect, OR
Favorite Blue Lake
Intermediate

Blue Lake Basin Loop

13.5 mi 21.8 km 1,365' Up 416.11 m Up 1,370' Down 417.48 m Down

Prospect, OR

Sky Lakes Wilderness Hiking

  • 41 Miles 66 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sky Lakes Wilderness - 11

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Seven Lakes Trail #981
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
1.8 mi 2.8 km #2Lake Ivern Trail #994
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Devils Peak Trail #984
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
5.7 mi 9.2 km #4Blue Canyon Trail #982
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Meadow Lake Trail #976
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
5.3 mi 8.5 km #6Upper South Fork Trail #988
Difficult
Prospect, OR
Difficult
Prospect, OR
6.4 mi 10.3 km #7Alta Lake Trail #979
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
3.0 mi 4.9 km #8King Spruce Trail #980
Difficult
Fort Kalmath, OR
Difficult
Fort Kalmath, OR
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Cliff Lake Trail #983
Easy
Fort Kalmath, OR
Easy
Fort Kalmath, OR
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10Halifax Trail #1088
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
6.2 mi 9.9 km #11McKie Camp Trail #1089
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR

Photos of Sky Lakes Wilderness - 73

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Sunrise on a crisp morning at Cliff Lake.  Devil's Peak(which the PCT goes right past) is seen in the upper left.
Mar 9, 2016 near Fort Ka…, OR
Blue Lake
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR
Island Lake from near the Judge Waldo Tree
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR
Looking south from the summit of Mount McLoughlin
Nov 13, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
Devils Peak and Cliff Lake in late afternoon
Jun 16, 2018 near Fort Ka…, OR
Venus (with snow) from north end of Alta Lake
Jun 16, 2018 near Fort Ka…, OR
Cliff Lake, looking towards the flanks of Devil's Peak. 6 July 2020
Aug 4, 2020 near Fort Ka…, OR
Leaving the summit of Devils Peak.
Dec 29, 2021 near Fort Ka…, OR