From the Cold Spring Trailhead at 5,600 feet elevation, this trial climbs a gentle slope through lodgepole and mountain hemlock stands, then is fairly level as it travels through dense hemlock/fir forest, affording no long-distance vistas. The trail passes through a wet lowland that can be a large "puddle" until mid summer, before joining the Sky Lakes Trail about a half mile west of Deer Lake. Turning right onto the Sky Lakes Trail and then left (north) onto the Isherwood Trail past Lakes Natasha, Elizabeth, and Isherwood, to the junction with the Sky Lakes Trail, then turning south past the north Heavenly Twin Lake and returning to the trailhead via the South Rock Creek Trail makes a nice day hike "loop experience". Be prepared to meet other visitors as this area is heavily used.
Directions: From Klamath Falls, Travel northwest on Highway 140 to approximately milepost 41 and turn right (north) onto Forest Road 3651. Continue on 3651 for 10.2 miles and the trailhead is located at road's end at Cold Springs. Parking, primitive camping and turnaround facilities are provided at the trailhead.
Elevation: 5,840 feet
Ending Elevation: 6,000 feet
Elevation Gain: 160 feet
Distance: 2.7 miles
Usage: Very Heavy
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