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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Sweet Home Ranger District

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Riggs Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 3,300 Feet (1028.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 20 Feet (6.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 3,320 Feet (1034.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.6 Miles (1 Kilometer)
USGS Map: Coffin Mountain




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General Description

Riggs Lake Trail follows the eastern edge of a harvest unit before entering a spruce and fir forest that offers a pleasant setting for camping and fishing. You can also take an unmaintained 0.5 mile trail up to Don Lake

Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for 45 miles to Hwy. #22. Turn left and follow for 7.5 miles to Forest Road 2266 (Parish Lake Road) and turn left. Continue on forest Road 2266 for 6.5 miles to the Riggs Lake trailhead on the right.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: afternoon
Length of Time: 20-25 min. one way.
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The lake was beautiful,but the trail does not appear to have had any maintenance in quite some time,there are several large logs across the trail!!!Also,the elevation gain is quite a bit more than 20 feet,closer to 100 feet would be my guess.
Conditions: Very dry,with exception of one small muddy spot on far side of lake.several large logs accross trail.Lots of bugs.Not much shade on lake shore.
Water Availability: One bottle per person was plenty.There is a small stream on the far side of the lake.
Suggested Accessories: Insect repellant is a most.Fishing pole.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Riggs Lake Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Riggs Lake - Riggs Lake is 3 acres in size and 26 feet deep at an elevation of 3,450 feet. The Riggs Lake trail follows along the east edge of a unit before passing through a spruce and fir forest.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Sweet Home Ranger District, 3225 Highway 20 , Sweet Home, OR, 97386, Phone: 541-367-5168, Fax: 541-367-5506

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