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Gems in Sky Lakes Wilderness - 3

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gem Favorite Looking south from 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 - 4

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Favorite Devils Peak and Cliff Lake in late afternoon
Intermediate/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 Middle Lake from Seven Lakes Trail.
Intermediate

Cliff Lake: Eastern Approach

11.5 mi 18.6 km 1,027' Up 313.1 m Up 1,027' Down 313.11 m Down

Fort Ka…, 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
Favorite Venus (with snow) from north end of Alta Lake
Difficult

Rogue Wolf Loop

28.7 mi 46.1 km 4,123' Up 1256.59 m Up 4,122' Down 1256.47 m Down

Prospect, OR

Sky Lakes Wilderness Hiking

  • 214 Miles 344 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sky Lakes Wilderness - 19

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4.5 mi 7.3 km #1Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail
Difficult
Eagle Point, OR
Difficult
Eagle Point, OR 10 
76.0 mi 122.3 km #2PCT: Highway 140 to Highway 138 (near Cascade Crest)
Intermediate
Eagle Point, OR
Intermediate
Eagle Point, OR
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Devils Peak Trail #984
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
6.3 mi 10.2 km #4Seven Lakes Trail #981
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
1.8 mi 2.8 km #5Lake Ivern Trail #994
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
Intermediate
Fort Kalmath, OR
5.7 mi 9.2 km #6Blue Canyon Trail #982
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Cliff Lake Trail #983
Easy
Fort Kalmath, OR
Easy
Fort Kalmath, OR
6.4 mi 10.3 km #8Alta Lake Trail #979
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
8.0 mi 12.9 km #9Middle Fork Trail #978
Difficult
Prospect, OR
Difficult
Prospect, OR
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10McKee Lake Trail
Intermediate
Prospect, OR
Intermediate
Prospect, OR

Photos of Sky Lakes Wilderness - 67

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Looking south from the summit of Mount McLoughlin
Nov 13, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
Venus (with snow) from north end of Alta Lake
Jun 16, 2018 near Fort Ka…, OR
Devils Peak and Cliff Lake in late afternoon
Jun 16, 2018 near Fort Ka…, OR
Blue Lake
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR
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
Island Lake from near the Judge Waldo Tree
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR
Cliff Lake, looking towards the flanks of Devil's Peak. 6 July 2020
Aug 4, 2020 near Fort Ka…, OR
Lucifer from the PCT below Devils Peak
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR