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Strawberry Basin Trail #375

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Lakes and a waterfall make this an excellent trail for just about anyone!


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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Point to Point

8,216' 2,504 m

High

5,835' 1,778 m

Low

2,386' 727 m

Up

5' 2 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · Hot Spring · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the campground, you'll first climb to the main Strawberry Lake and then travel along the banks of the lake. It is about 1.5 miles to the lake from the campground. There is a loop trail around the lake that can be explored or you can stay on the main trail and continue on.

You'll continue along the lake and see multiple campsites if you are looking for a place to stay for the night. Beyond the lake, you'll reach a waterfall at mile 2.8. The waterfall is quite spectacular and is around 60 ft tall. After the waterfall, there is a short spur trail that is only 0.6 miles which will take you to the small Strawberry
Lake (this is a smaller body, different from the initial lake encountered).

This small lake is tucked into a nice alpine basin. The main trail will continue to climb towards the pass, and once at the pass you can divert to the north and climb to the summit of Strawberry Peak. If you continue on the trail, you'll remain in the alpine and head toward Road's End Trailhead. The trail ends at an old road that is no longer open to vehicle travel. You can continue on the Slide Lake Trail if you want to make a large loop.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans with improvements by Bruce Hope and 1 other

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Photos

Snow Capped peaks reflecting in Strawberry Lake.
Sep 21, 2016 near Canyon…, OR
Strawberry Lake
Dec 17, 2018 near Canyon…, OR
Climbing the Strawberry Basin Trail
Dec 17, 2018 near Canyon…, OR
Strawberry Falls
Jan 30, 2021 near Canyon…, OR
Strawberry Mountain
Dec 17, 2018 near Canyon…, OR

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Jul 29, 2018
Nick Famoso
Aug 21, 2017
Valerie Norton
Rolling down after the eclipse: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2017/08/eclipse-strawberry-basin.html
Aug 7, 2010
Bruce Hope