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Meadow Lake Trail #976

Intermediate
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This short, steep trail serves as a connector between the Cat Hill Way and Blue Canyon Trails


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1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

6,303' 1,921 m

High

5,669' 1,728 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

634' 193 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Lake

The usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. There may also be additional wilderness-specific restrictions in force; check with the district office if in doubt. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow from November to June.

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NOTE: The USFS website confuses the Blue Canyon Trail #982 with the Meadow Lake Trail #976. The #976 drops down from the Cat Hill Way Trail #992 and does not start at the Blue Canyon Trailhead like #982 does.

The steep, little used, Meadow Lake Trail #976 leaves a signed junction on the Cat Hill Way Trail #992 to descend abruptly into the midst of the South Blue Lake Group between Blue and Horseshoe Lakes. It provides a short-cut out of the basin to the Blue Canyon Trailhead and also access to isolated Blue Canyon Lake.

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Bruce Hope

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A meadow where the Meadow Lake Trail junctions with the Blue Canyon Trail
Nov 1, 2017 near Fort Ka…, OR

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