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Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake

Bend, Oregon



13.12 miles

Elevation Gain

1522 ft

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The Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake in Bend, Oregon is a moderate difficulty hiking trail. Spanning approximately 13.12 miles, the trail offers a variety of terrain and natural features. The trail begins in a dense forest, gradually opening up to expansive meadows. The trail then ascends, leading to the highlight of the hike, Golden Lake. Golden Lake is a clear, alpine lake surrounded by a mix of pine and fir trees. The lake is known for its clear waters and the reflection of the surrounding mountains on its surface. The trail offers several vantage points for viewing the lake and the nearby Broken Top Mountain. Hikers should be prepared for a moderate incline and some rocky sections on the trail. It is recommended to wear sturdy hiking boots and bring plenty of water. The trail is best hiked from July to October, when the trail is free of snow and the wildflowers in the meadows are in full bloom. In Bend, Oregon, the Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake offers a rewarding hike with diverse natural features. From forested paths to open meadows and a stunning alpine lake, this trail provides a unique hiking experience.
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