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Willamette National Forest: Gold Lake Trail #3677

  • Length:
    28 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Nearby Cities:
    Crescent, Eugene, Oakridge, Gilchrist
  • Region:
    Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Dirt Road, Forest, Lake Views, Mountain Views, Single-Track

Trailhead Elevation: 4819 ft

Directions

In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Ride up Trail #3677 on single-track four miles to the junction of Bobby Lake Trail #3663. Turn right to Bobby Lake, two miles. The route goes by the Gold Lake Bog area; there are more than 12 different species of trees in this area. After you reach Bobby Lake, turn right and follow a trail to a rock outcropping from which you can view the area mountains and enjoy a swim in the lake. Return by the same route you took up, and enjoy the downhill descent back to Gold Lake. If you want more riding, take Road 500 to the Upper Marilyn Lakes Trail #3689 junction that also passes Lower Marilyn Lake. This adds more than two miles of great views, including Diamond Peak if you know when to look for it (on the north side of Upper Marilyn Lake after you cross a long wood-timber bridge). The trail leads you back to Gold Lake where you parked.

Trailhead: Along Road 500, right off Highway 58 near Willamette Pass in the Gold Lake Campground.

Seasons: Summer – Fall

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