The Indigo Lake trail is accessed from the south end of Timpanogas Campground. It starts in a deep forest of mountain hemlock and Pacific silver fir, winding its way up to the alpine meadows around Indigo Lake.
The trail itself is mostly smooth with a few sections of minor roots and rocks. The trail winds through open stands of mountain hemlock, Pacific silver fir and high mountain meadows before reaching Indigo Lake. Named for its intense, deep blue color, the lake lies nestled below Sawtooth Mountain. A small, primitive campground, including tables and fire pits, can be found on the water's edge.
The route can be combined with the Indigo Extension to access the high alpine trails around Sawtooth Mountain. This trail offers an opportunity for a long distance loop trail via:
Indigo Extension Trail, Windy Pass Trail (west) and Start O'Willamette; or
Indigo Extension Trail, Windy Pass Trail (east) and Sawtooth Mountain Trail.
Access is from Timpanogas Campground.
Proceed 2 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon, on Highway 58 to the Kitson Springs Road junction. Turn right and continue .5 miles to Forest Road 21. Turn right and proceed for 32 miles to Road 2154. Turn left and follow Road 2154 to Timpanogas Campground.
Follow spur road from the campground to the trailhead.
This is big time into the mountains. Bring overnight clothes, water filter and headlamps
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Indigo Lake Trail #3649 mountain bike trail
Altitude change598 ft
Altitude min5,331 ft
Altitude start5,331 ft
Altitude end5,929 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down1,796 ft
Distance flat291 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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