Hike in the Mountain Lakes Wilderness

This is a moderate hike of about 9 total miles and 1500' of elevation gain. Starting at 5,500' we follow the Clover Creek drainage to an abandoned trail and proceed for lunch at an overlook of Harriette Lake, the gem of the Mountain Lakes Wilderness. The overlook is at about 7,000' and the hike usually provides the last opportunity to see wild flowers. After lunch we travel the regular trail in a loop returning via Clover Lake. The trail head is about a 45 min. drive from Ashland; expect to be back late afternoon.

PLEASE NOTE: The maximum group size in the Mountain Lakes Wilderness is 10. As we have in the past, we'll split our party into smaller groups so as not to exceed the maximum while still keeping each other in sight.

Please be on time.

Well behaved dogs welcome.

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  • Robin

    This was a great hike, fun people, beautiful scenery and NO mosquitos. Thank you David and all

    August 24

  • Catherine F.

    Hard (first half all uphill) but fun. Met new folks, saw beautiful views and a lake. A day well spent. Thank you!

    August 23

  • David L.

    We must have really intimidated those mosquitoes; not even one!

    August 23

  • Debbie G.

    The black and white bird we saw was definitely a shrike.

    August 23

  • Debbie G.

    Hooray! No mosquitoes. Fresh mountain breezes, perfect temperature, clear views, new faces. Great time! Thanks David.

    August 23

  • Lara W.

    Hello, I would love to come if possible to catch a ride with someone when we meet at Shop N Kart? Will pitch in gas.

    August 21

  • Robin

    I'm interested in car pooling and very happy to pay gas as a passenger. Would enjoy riding with someone if available.

    August 19

  • Robin

    See you then. We may find others once we get to Ashland to car pool

    August 22

  • Robin

    yes Cynthia I would love to carpool. Want to meet in Medford and drive to Ashland?

    August 20

  • Robin

    Yes Cynthia I would like to carpool. Want to meet in Mesfor

    August 20

  • David L.

    Mosquitoes seem especially bad this year. They were bad for the first mile in the Sky Lakes Wilderness while we were in the "flood plane". We can expect them to be bothersome until we start climbing, about the first mile again. So bring insect repellant.

    August 20

  • Michele O.

    Hi David, any personal knowledge about the mosquito population. Heard Badger Lake area rough.

    August 20

  • Francie S.

    I am not sure how close you will be to the Clover Creek Trailhead, but last Sunday, there were tons of mosquitoes there. Be prepared!!!

    August 19

  • Evelyn T.

    Sorry, I really want to go, I have to work that Saturday.

    August 18

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