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Killamacue Lake Trail - No. 1617

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
3285 11th St.
PO Box 947
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone:
541-523-4476
Basics
Length:
3.2 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5500 feet
Elevation Range:
5500 feet to 7137 feet
Elevation Change:
1637 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

The trail follows Killamacue Creek in a steady steep climb to the lake basin, tucked at 7,137 feet in elevation, between Red Mountain and Chloride Ridge. A prominent peak on Chloride Ridge is visible from various openings through the thick spruce and fir canopy along the trail.

Occasionally, small meadows appear along the creek, with a large meadow lying in the basin just below the lake. There are good camping spots on the benches surrounding the lake.

There is limited parking at the trailhead.The last 1.5 miles of the road are recommended for high clearance vehicles only.

Details

Length:
3.2 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5500
Elevation Range:
5500 feet to 7137
Elevation Change:
1637
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Baker City, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 30 to Haines, turn west on County Road 1146. After 1 ½ miles, turn left on County Road 552 (Rock Creek Road) and follow it to the right (west).  Staying on road 552 it turns into  Forest Road 5520 at the National Forest Boundary.  Drive to the trailhead (21 miles from Baker City and approximately four miles from where the pavement ends).  The trail begins 100 yards up an old road immediately before Killamacue Creek.


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