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Seven Lakes Trail #981

Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

A wooded trail passing through remote forests and pristine lakes.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

Point to Point

6,853' 2,089 m

High

5,331' 1,625 m

Low

1,579' 481 m

Up

799' 243 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Swimming · Views

Description

The first 4 miles of this great trail is uphill through thick forest. About 1/2 way into your journey, you'll pass Frog Lake at the base of Venus Peak. This lake is fairly small, but it's a good place to fill up on water, as your next water source is quite a ways down the trail.

Once you reach the top at Violet Hill you see Devil's Peak. There is a fork in the trail here, turn left to Lake Alta, right to Devil's Peak or continue down the Seven Lakes Trail, winding through the forest passing several seasonal ponds. South Lake is on the left side of the trail, a small glass smooth lake with trees coming down to the shore. There are a couple of camp sites here.

A little farther down the trail on the right is Cliff Lake considered by many to be the best, though due to heavy use the Forest Service has requested that other campsites be used. The trail levels out as it passes Middle Lake on the left.

The Lake Ivern Trail fork is to the left at the north end of Middle Lake. It's about a 2.5 mile trail that leads to Lake Ivern and Boston Bluff. SIDE NOTE: In the late 1960's I was on the Forest Service trail crew that build the Lake Ivern Trail. Another story for another time.

Continuing on the trail toward Grass Lake there is a horse camp and the trail finally ends by connecting to the PCT.

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Shared By:

Bruce Buckley

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  3.8 from 4 votes

#19864

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Photos

Devils Peak and Cliff Lake in late afternoon
Jun 16, 2018 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
Cliff Lake, looking towards the flanks of Devil's Peak. 6 July 2020
Aug 4, 2020 near Fort Ka…, OR
Middle Lake from Seven Lakes Trail.
Jul 11, 2016 near Fort Ka…, OR
Frog Lake.
Aug 9, 2016 near Fort Ka…, OR
Devil's Peak from Seven Lakes Trail.
Jul 11, 2016 near Fort Ka…, OR

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Sep 1, 2019
Bruce Hope
Sep 15, 2018
Jeremy Brady
Jun 15, 2018
Bruce Hope
Oct 17, 2017
Bruce Hope
Seven Lakes Trail in good condition to junction with Devils Peak Trail, but covered with snow from Frog Lake onward.