Fish Lake Trail follows Fish Lake Creek through a mixed stand of timber, then gradually climbs to Beaver Swamp, a small body of water where wildlife can often be seen. At Fish Lake, the trail follows the northwest shore and views of Highrock Mountain and the many rock formations of Rocky Ridge are features of the lake shore trail.
The trail continues past the lake along a marsh and hardwood forest, then follows Highrock Creek through a mixed stand of timber. The trail then leaves the creek and passes through scattered timber and large meadows typical of the divide high country. A fine view of Highrock Mountain awaits the traveler at Highrock Meadows near the terminus of the trail at the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail #1470.
Directions: From Tiller, Travel northeast on County Road #46, which becomes South Umpqua Road #28. Continue on 28 to Road #2823. Follow Road #2823 to Road #2830. Follow Road #2830 to Road #2840. Follow Road #2840 to the Fish Lake Trailhead, approximately 28 miles from Tiller. Hiker facilities at the trailhead include parking for six to eight vehicles, picnic table, fireplace, two vault toilets, information board and trail destination signs. Horse facilities include parking for four to six vehicles with trailers, stock off loading ramp designed for disabled use, two hitch rails, one picnic table and one fireplace
Elevation Gain: 3,410 feet
Distance: 7.9 miles
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