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Charlton Lake Trail - No. 19

Contact Info
Deschutes National Forest
1230 NE 3rd St.
Suite A-262
Bend, OR 97701

Phone:
541-383-4000
Basics
Length:
5.6 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5500 feet
Elevation Range:
5500 feet to 7100 feet
Elevation Change:
1600 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
June to Nov

Description

This trail skirts Charlton Lake, continues past junctions with Round Meadow Trail No. 21.1 , a spur to Found Lake, and the Metolious-Windigo Trail No. 99. It then ascends steeply to The Twins for a panoramic view of the Cascades--on a clear day you can see from Mt. Shasta to the Three Sisters. This is a wild and little-visited area of old growth forest. A loop return can be made via the Pacific Crest Trail No. 2000, though it can be challenging to navigate around The Twins due to faint trails and snow drifts. Trails in this area offer skilled and fit mountain bikers fun challenges, though riding beyond the Round Meadow Trail to The Twins is not recommended, due to a sustained steep climb. Mosquitoes can be fierce until late summer.

Details

Length:
5.6 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5500
Elevation Range:
5500 feet to 7100
Elevation Change:
1600
Usage:
Light
Season:
June to Nov

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Trail begins 35 miles southwest of Sunriver, south of Forest Rd. 4290 near Charlton Lake. Trail is best accessed from Charlton Lake Trailhead, or where the trail crosses road 4290.


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