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Twin Lakes Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.81670°N / 118.1025°W

Object Title: Twin Lakes Trail

Route Type: HIke and Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: cmc56789

Created/Edited: Aug 9, 2004 / Aug 10, 2004

Object ID: 161758

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Approach


To reach the Twin Lakes trailhead from Baker City, head west on Highway 7 for about 21.5 miles, and turn right onto Deer Creek Road between mileposts 29 and 28. Continue on this road about 4 miles to a 4-way intersection, and continue straight onto forest road #030 for 3 miles to the trail head. The final 1/2 mile is rough, but passable to most vehicles.

Route Description


The trail follows Lake Creek through a mixed Conifer forest. About half a mile in, it crosses Lake Creek. After 2 miles, the trail leaves the woods and traverses a meadow where wildflowers bloom in the summer. At 3.1 miles, the trail passes Twin Lakes, where a few good campsites can be found. The next mile of the trail switchbacks up a talus slope to a saddle, and junction with the Elkhorn Crest Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mile until you reach the southwest slope of Rock Creek Butte. From here it is about half a mile of easy scrambling to the summit, where there is a cairn and a register box.

Distance one way is about 5.5 miles
Elevation gain is 3700 feet

Essential Gear


sunscreen and water

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

Twin Lakes Basin from the...Rock Creek Butte and Twin...