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The South Rock Creek Trail is 1.6 miles long and located within the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

From the Cold Springs Trailhead at 5,600 feet elevation, the wilderness traveler can access the South Rock Creek Trail by traveling along the Cold Springs Trail for 0.7 miles, just past the wilderness boundary. This route climbs a gentle slope through lodgepole pine and mountain hemlock stands dotted with Engelmann spruce. The South Rock Creek Trail begins eastward, then swings northwest following the undulating ridges at the headwaters of Rock Creek. The trail then climbs to its junction with the Sky Lakes Trail on the shores of the Heavenly Twin Lakes, 1.6 miles from its starting point. This area has been previously highly impacted by camping activities and is slowly starting to regenerate. Cooperation in finding a campsite elsewhere will be of great help in returning this beautiful lakeshore to its natural state.

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. From here follow the Cold Springs Trail for 0.7 miles to the South Rock Creek Trail on the right. 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: 1.6 miles

Usage: Very Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Winema National Forest, Oregon

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