Orr Lake Trail - Siskiyou County, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 41° 39.794 W 121° 59.356
10T E 584146 N 4612879
Quick Description: This nicely maintained hiking trail is located at Orr Lake and contains a few campgrounds here as well.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 9:12:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEWA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 0

Long Description:
From the day use parking area on the edge of the Orr Lake campground, follow the dirt road down to the small boat launch. A small floating dock is adjacent to the launch and there are great views of the lake and Mount Shasta in the distance from it. When it is time to begin the hike, head north on the wide path, skirting the edge of the lake. The views of Mount Shasta continue for a little while before the gradually changing obscures the mountain behind the ridge on the west side of the lake. After following the lake for 0.25 miles the trail passes another floating dock. These are intended to be platforms from which fishermen can reach out to the deeper sections of the lake. Beyond the dock the trail begins to arc to the west, passing a third dock before the path passes through Orr Lake group campground, about 0.5 miles from the trailhead. The views of the lake and the mountains to the south, notably the rounded summits of Haight Mountain and West Haight Mountain are great. Past the campground the trail begins to turn to the south, passing two more floating docks as it does. Just beyond the last dock there is a pair of rock columns supporting a tall log fence blocking the trail. This is 0.65 miles from the trailhead. The path beyond the fence is closed from spring through July 15th in order to protect nesting fowl. If within that time frame, return to the trailhead, enjoying the increasingly good views of Mount Shasta during the walk back.
Trail allowances or restrictions:
Dogs on leashes

Trail type: Dirt and crushed stone

Parking: Not Listed

Trailhead/trail website: Not listed

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