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Todd Lake Hike

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • View of Mount Bachelor (9,068') from the Todd Lake Trailhead.- Todd Lake Hike
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  • Alpine aster (Aster alpigenus).- Todd Lake Hike
  • Showy larkspur (Delphinium bicolor).- Todd Lake Hike
  • View looking north with Broken Top (9,177') peeking out.- Todd Lake Hike
  • Panoramic view looking west across the lake's northern meadow.- Todd Lake Hike
  • View of Todd Lake and Mount Bachelor (9,068') looking southeast.- Todd Lake Hike
  • - Todd Lake Hike
  • View looking west across the lake's northern meadow.- Todd Lake Hike
  • View across Todd Lake, looking southeast toward Mount Bachelor (9,068').- Todd Lake Hike
  • View from the camping sites looking east at Todd Lake.- Todd Lake Hike
  • Backcountry camping site "2", one of three backcountry sites.- Todd Lake Hike
  • Backcountry camping site "1", one of three backcountry sites.- Todd Lake Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Perfect picnic retreat. Accessible to everyone in the family.
Cons: 
Very heavily used in the peak of summer.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.60 mi (2.57 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,100.00 ft (1,859.28 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If ever there were a place to have a picnic with the whole family while enjoying the fresh mountain air, it would be at Todd Lake.  Directly across from Mount Bachelor, Todd Lake is nestled at the base of Broken Top, just beyond the boundary and protection of the Three Sister Wilderness.  From the trailhead there is a relaxed 1.6-mile loop that circumnavigates this pristine subalpine lake, once known as Lost Lake,* and the splendor of the area can be found at the huge open meadow on the north side of the lake.  If you are visiting on a weekend, there is no doubt you will share Todd Lake with numerous other people who have come there to relax after a long work week, but don't fret, as the meadow is more than large enough for everyone.

* Originally called Lost Lake, the name of the lake was changed early on to Todd Lake in honor of John Y. Todd, an early settler of Bend and a Mexican War veteran.

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