Run the Suttle Lake Loop

Suttle Lake Lodge

Beautiful lakeside trail within the Deschutes National Forest that offers a nice walk around or a great outdoor track arena for trail run training.

Beginning at the Suttle Lake Lodge just off Highway 20, the Suttle Lake Loop follows a wide dirt path that circumnavigates the entire lake. Hug the lake whenever the trail opens up to camping areas or pavement - it's nearly impossible to become lost on this track.

Pass campsites, kayakers, and recreationalists out for day hikes along this super-popular and easily-accessible trail. Enjoy views of the towering Mt. Washington from the lodge side of the lake, and Black Butte from the opposite end. And finally... pack a lunch to enjoy on the dock or one of the many shores alongside the trail. 

Pack List

  • Walking or running shoes
  • Sun protection - the trail is exposed at certain points
  • Swimsuit to enjoy the lake after exploring the trail
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RT Distance 3.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 200 Feet
Activities Running, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole


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A Great Trail For All

A nice easy trail for beginners or those wishing to take a nice stroll with friends. Park at the west boat launch at the end of the road, then the lodge will be your halfway point.

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