Final touches to the new Lake Creek Trail were completed in early April as snow melt allowed. Friends installed the new trailhead signs and sponsored a grand opening hike/ride for volunteers who participated in the project.
Work on the new trail was organized by Friends under a grant from the National Forest Foundation and largely funded by the lodges of the Sisters Country Co-op. The trail forms one leg of the inn-to-inn experience being promoted by the lodges.
The trail is multi use. Hikers, bikers, cross country skiers, and snowshoers will find approximately 4.5 miles of gently sloping trail beginning in Camp Sherman across from Sternberg Lane north of the Community Hall. The trail passes through Deschutes Land Trust property north of Lake Creek, crossing FS Road 12 and upgrade to Highway 20 were it goes under the Highway 20 bridge, and then along Lake Creek to Suttle Lake. A portion of the trail is also available for equestrian access to the Windigo Trail.
Click on the map below to explore the trail in Google Earth. You may also want a copy of a the Lake Creek Trail brochure (map included).