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Odell Overlook Trail

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • The trails are popular with both snowshoers and cross-country skiers.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • The trail to Odell Overview in the Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • The trails in the area are well marked.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Sunshine in the beautiful Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Snowshoeing in the Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Trail sign for Odell Overlook Trail on the Pacific Crest Trail.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail marker.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Snowshoeing in the Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Odell Lake from Eagle Rock.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Odell Lake in the Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Taking in the view from Eagle Rock.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Odell Lake.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Diamond Peak.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Partially frozen Odell Lake. - Odell Overlook Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Parking area at Gold Lake Sno-Park.- Odell Overlook Trail
  • Warming hut in the Gold Lake Sno-Park. - Odell Overlook Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views. Well marked trails.
Cons: 
Busy on nice weekends.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Parking Pass: 
Sno-Park Parking Permit (required in OR + WA 11.01 thru 04.30)
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring
Total Distance: 
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,990.00 ft (1,520.95 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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In the Willamette National Forest, the Westview Trail System provides snowshoers and cross-country skiers with ample opportunity for adventures. The trail is accessed from the Westview Loops or the Pengra Pass Trail and then follows along the Pacific Crest Trail before providing you with an amazing view of Odell Lake and Diamond Peak from Eagle Rock. It’s a great spot to take a break, enjoy the view and maybe even spot some wildlife.

To help with navigation, the intersections along the trail are numbered. A map can be found online or at the warming hut in the Gold Lake Sno-Park.

The Gold Lake Sno-Park offers parking (Sno-Park permit required), a warming hut that is staffed by friendly volunteers on the weekends, maps for sale, and vault toilets.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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