2 miles
Distance
643 ft
Climb
-45 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Oakridge
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-October
  • Global Ranking

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 Info

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.

Disclaimer

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 change
    598 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,331 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,331 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,929 ft
  • Grade
    6.454%
  • Grade max
    -4.364%
  • Grade min
    29.666%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,796 ft
  • Distance flat
    291 ft
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