Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 6

OR 58 to ELK LAKE: Find secluded lakeside campsites beneath towering cliffs on this 40-mile stretch in the Three Sisters Wilderness.
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OR 58 to ELK LAKE: Find secluded lakeside campsites beneath towering cliffs on this 40-mile stretch in the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 64.5

Waypoints

PCT1210

Location: 43.5972175598144, -122.033584594727

PCT trailhead @ OR 58; follow trail to the SE; This section ends at area burned in 2006 forest fire and skips ahead 57 mi.

PCT1211

Location: 43.6001968383789, -121.997695922852

Pass a camp @ Lower Rosary Lake

PCT1212

Location: 43.6397514343262, -122.009803771973

Go straight @ Maiden PeakTrail jct.

PCT1213

Location: 43.6619987487793, -121.989486694336

Go R @ jct. with Eugene to PCT connector trail

PCT1214

Location: 43.6625518798828, -121.988235473633

Turn L to continue on PCT. Scenic side trip: Follow spur E to Bobby Lake; nice camping and water at the lake

PCT1215

Location: 43.6619338989258, -121.983032226562

Find a campsite @ Bobby Lake

PCT1216

Location: 43.694881439209, -121.993797302246

Straight @ Twin Peak Trail jct.

PCT1217

Location: 43.745532989502, -121.978202819824

Straight @ Charlton Lake Trail jct.

PCT1218

Location: 43.7487983703613, -121.973167419434

Cross dirt road and head N

PCT1219

Location: 43.8080825805664, -121.963600158691

Cross dirt road

PCT1220

Location: 43.8089179992676, -121.963470458984

Head N into Three Sisters Wilderness

PCT1221

Location: 43.8817825317383, -121.951232910156

Find a nice camp by lake

PCT1222

Location: 43.8999481201172, -121.924964904785

Straight @ Elk Creek Trail and Winopee Lake Trail jct.

PCT1223

Location: 43.912181854248, -121.915702819824

Stay straight @ Snowshoe Lake Trail jct.

PCT1224

Location: 43.9174346923828, -121.916816711426

Swing R along S Lake; Mink Lake Trail enters on L

PCT1225

Location: 43.9337844848633, -121.895919799805

Keep straight @ jct. with Porky Lake Trail

PCT1226

Location: 43.9423675537109, -121.878433227539

Keep straight, heading NNE

PCT1227

Location: 43.9570503234863, -121.882064819336

Dumbbell Lake: Find great camping on the isthmus in the middle of the lake

PCT1228

Location: 43.9778327941894, -121.872886657715

R @ Y

PCT1229

Location: 43.9750328063965, -121.858451843262

Creek crossing

PCT1230

Location: 43.982551574707, -121.846664428711

Go straight @ Park Trail jct.

PCT1231

Location: 43.9819984436035, -121.825485229492

Take middle trail @ 3-way and head N to continue on PCT. Side trip: Turn R onto Island Meadow Trail to reach Elk Lake for restaurant and shuttle;

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Lake View

Location: 43.6133117675781, -122.002685546875

View south of Rosary Lakes, Odell Lake, and Summit Lake. ©Jack Haskel

Site of forest fire

Location: 43.9820976257324, -121.825233459473

Area was burned by a forest fire a few years ago.©Jack Haskel

Bobby Lake

Location: 43.661735534668, -121.982978820801

A small conifer-ringed lakelet. ©Jack Haskel

Eugene to PCT Trail Junction

Location: 43.6618003845215, -121.989639282227

This spur will lead from the PCT to the City of Eugene in the Willamette Valley. ©Jack Haskel