Catalpa Lake Trail -
Catalpa Lake Trail provides easy access to a small, secluded and
peaceful lake surrounded by firs and hemlocks and a rocky, rugged butte on one side. Off-road parking is available.
Directions:From Portland, follow US Hwy 26 41.2 miles east of Sandy to Cedar Burn Road (Forest Road 43). Turn left (northeast) on Cedar Burn Road and travel 3.5 miles to the junction with Forest Road 2610. Turn left (north) on the gravel Forest Road 2610 and after 0.75 mile, continue straight ahead on Forest Road 2610-250 for 2 miles to Catalpa Lake Trailhead. The trailhead is off a dirt spur road. There is a small parking area big enough for two vehicles.
Directions from Sandy: Take Hwy. 26 east to Rd. 43 (2 miles east of Timothy Lake. Rd. 42). Turn left (north) on paved Rd. 43 for 3.5 miles to junction with Rd. 2610. Turn left (north) on gravel Rd. 2610 and after 3/4 mile continue straight ahead on 2610-250 for 2 miles to the trailhead.
Normally Accessible: April through October.
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