Discover Clear Lake, The Source of the McKenzie River
Easy, 5.5 mile loop, 200 ft elevation gain, Kids welcome with parent
Clear Lake is the headwaters of the McKenzie River, and so crystal-clear and cold that ancient trees are preserved in its waters. The oranges, reds and yellows of Vine Maples should be in peak color, and stunning against the transparent turquoise of the lake. Your imagination will be captivated as we imagine Clear Lake being created by a lava flow damming the McKenzie River approximately three thousand years ago. Our walk will take us past old growth forests, lava flows, gushing springs, ending at a low-key resort with a café.
Meet at 8:45 AM at South Eugene High School parking lot at 19th x
Patterson in Eugene for carpool to trailhead.
Views from under water at Clear Lake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76BwHOdQsCY
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Distance: 5.5 mile loop
Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
Preparation: Bring a large lunch, plentiful water, rain jacket, extra layer of clothing, sun hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, and hiking boots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes suitable for walking on rough ground. Although the trail is paved in some places, it is narrow and rocky in other places, and is not appropriate for strollers.
Dogs: In accordance with National Sierra Club policy, dogs, other than certified assistance dogs, are allowed only at designated dog events. This outing is not a designated dog outing.