Cox Pass System (Lakeview)
Trailhead Elevation: 0 ft
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The Cox Pass Trailhead accesses the middle section of the Fremont National Recreation Trail, which is open to hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bike riders. Excellent views of Abert Rim are featured. This trail is still under construction, currently users can travel 50 miles north on the trail from Cox Pass to Government Harvey Pass. The route to the south has not been constructed yet.
Accommodations include a parking area (adequate for trailer turnaround), a
toilet, and signed trail directions. Activities include bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography.
Directions: From Lakeview: Travel 6 miles north past the Lakeview Ranger Station on Highway 395, and turn left on County Road 2-14. Follow County Road 2-14 for 4 miles, and it turns into Forest Road 3628. Stay on Forest Road 3628 for 2 miles, and turn right at the fork onto Forest Road 3625. Follow Forest Road 3625 for 1 mile and you should see the Trailhead.
Seasonal Access: Normally Open: June-Mid-October (Trail and parking area maintained during these dates.)
Trail is 6 miles long, one way.
For more information, call the Fremont National Forest, 541-947-2151, or Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 541-947-6040.