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Fish Lake Trail

Fish Lake Trail #1570 leads to Fish Lake, the largest and deepest lake in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

photo: Fish Lake. Photo by USFS.

Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
     Wilderness restrictions apply

Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Umpqua National Forest, 28.6 miles northeast of Tiller, Oregon
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Douglas
Longitude: -122.5599
Latitude: 43.0881

Driving Directions

From Canyonville, OR, turn off of southeast Main Street onto southeast 3rd Street / OR-227. Continue on OR-227 for approximately 23 miles until reaching the town of Tiller, OR. Turn left onto County Road 46 (South Umpqua Road 28) and continue to Forest Road 2823. Turn right onto Forest Road 2823 and continue to Forest Road 2830. Turn left onto Forest Road 2840. The trailhead is located on the right side of the road.


This trail follows Fish Lake Creek through a mixed stand of trees, then gradually climbs to Beaver Swamp and enters the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. The trail continues past the junction with Beaver Swamp Trail #1569 before encountering Fish Lake. From there it follows the lake's northwest shore, where hikers can view Highrock Mountain and the many rock formations of Rocky Ridge. The trail then continues past the lake , following Highrock Creek through a birch and hardwood forest. The trail passes another junction with Lakes Trail #1578 just before it leaves the creek and enters scattered trees and large meadows typical of the high divide country. Finally, the trail terminates at the junction with the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail #1470 with a last look at Highrock Meadows.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
USDA Forest Service, Tiller Ranger District
27812 Tiller Trail Highway
Tiller, OR 97484
(541) 825-3100



Fish Lake. Photo by USFS.

Fish Lake. Photo by USFS.


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