McKenzie River (photo by Marielle Cowdin)

Clear Lake and McKenzie River Headwaters Hike

Experience the gorgeous old-growth forest that surrounds the incomparable headwaters of the Wild & Scenic McKenzie River, from Fish Lake Creek and around Clear Lake.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Eugene)

Clear Lake is the headwaters of the McKenzie River, Eugene's drinking water source. This hike will include discussions about the importance of clean water and how forests help produce and protect it.

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Photo by Marielle Cowdin.

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