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Clear Lake

5.5 mile loop with 200 feet elevation gain. Recommend hiking boots and poles for some volcanic trails on east side of lake. Beautiful scenery and pristine lake, may see eagles. Clear Lake is the headwaters of the beautiful McKenzie River. Group may want to stop at Sahalie and Koosah Falls nearby. Please bring a lunch, water and snacks. Email Ann Martin at to register. Planning to meet at the Park & Ride at 2891 Ryan Dr. SE, Salem, OR at 8:00am.

Difficulty:  Medium 

Pace:  Moderate
Hiking Distance: 5.5 miles RT.

Elevation Gain: 200 feet.

Driving Distance: 176 miles RT.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Additional Info:
Trip Leader(s):
Ann T Martin
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Trip Leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.

Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum of 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MÉDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, elevation gain 1000-2000 feet
HARD: Long, difficult, and strenuous

To reimburse drivers for vehicle operation costs, the suggested donation by passengers is $0.10 per mile per person to the driver.