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Ray Atkeson Loop Trail - No. 4.2

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

Phone:
541-383-4000
Basics
Length:
2.5 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
5400 feet
Elevation Range:
5400 feet to 5450 feet
Elevation Change:
50 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
June to Nov

Description

A beautiful short loop hike along the shore of Sparks Lake and through lava flows forested with lodgepole pines. With its great views to the high cascades, this trail was named for Oregon’s long-time photographer laureate, and is located in one of his favorite places. Trail includes a ½ mile paved wheelchair accessible section at the start. Several benches are provided to enjoy the great views to the high cascades. This trail was built as a memorial to Oregon’s long-time photographer laureate, and is located in one of his favorite places.

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Details

Length:
2.5 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
5400
Elevation Range:
5400 feet to 5450
Elevation Change:
50
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
June to Nov

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Trailhead is at Ray Atkeson Trailhead / Sparks Lake Boatramp. Take Century Drive 26 miles west of Bend, then south on Forest Rd. 400 one mile to the end of road.


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