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The South Pass Trail is 1.9 miles long and provides and easy route to South Pass Lake, one of the more popular fishing destinations in the Mountain Lakes Wilderness.

The South Pass Trail provides an easy route to South Pass Lake. The trail gently descends from its junction with the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail amid past an unmarked trail to Mystic Lake, with views of Aspen Butte to the south and Mount Carmine to the north. The trail then passes through a wet meadow area as it skirts past Paragon Lake and then travels through the timber on the southern shore of South Pass Lake, one of the more popular fishing destinations in the wilderness. The wet meadows and lakeshores along this route require the practice of minimum impact visitation to endure.

Directions: From Klamath Falls, Follow directions to the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail. The trail can be accessed from the loop trail, approximately 1.5 miles south of Lake Harriette.

Elevation: 7,100 feet

Ending Elevation: 6,300 feet

Elevation Gain: 800 feet

Distance: 1.9 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

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Winema National Forest, Oregon

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