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Gordon Lakes Trail is a moderate 7.2 mile hike at an elevation of 3,000 feet. Starting in a recent clear-cut, the trail switchbacks into remnant pockets of old-growth forest. paralleling falls Creek, it slowly climbs to Gordon Meadows. you will pass under Soapgrass Mountain, a sheer basalt cliff, before arriving a the lakes, which contains cutthroat trout.

Directions: From Sweet Home, To access the lakes more directly you can travel east on Hwy. #20 for 25.3 miles and turn right on Forest Road 2044 (Squaw Creek.) Continue south to spur 230. The trailhead is at the end of the spur. The trail drops 0.25 miles to the lakes.

Elevation: 3,000 feet

Ending Elevation: 4,100 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Willamette National Forest, Oregon

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