Mountain Lakes Trail - The Mountain Lakes Trail begins at an elevation of 5,200 feet and climbs up the Seldom Creek drainage, crossing the creek over a footbridge, and gradually ascends through meadows and along volcanic outcroppings. From the mixed conifer setting of the trailhead, the scenery gradually changes to higher elevation mountain hemlock/subalpine fir forest. After climbing over 2,000 feet in five miles, the trail meets the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Looking back affords a nice view of Mount McLoughlin in the distance. In this dry, windy, high elevation environment, harsh growing conditions cause trees to grow into stunted and contorted shapes. The practice of minimum impact visitation is required to protect the area.
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Mountain Lakes Trail
National Forest Development Road 3660
OR 97601 US