Clover Creek Trail

Winema National Forest
Located 19.3 miles from Klamath Falls, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
7,361 Steps 1  (3.3 mi)

The Clover Creek Trail is a challenging and scenic hike up the outside of a collapsed volcanic caldera in Oregon's Winema National Forest and Mountain Lakes Wilderness Area. About three-quarters of a mile into the hike, the creek is visible from the trail. The trail joins with the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail at the end. Please respect the land and keep this wilderness wild: bicycles, carts, and wheeled or motorized equipment are not permitted on the trail (except wheelchairs).

Clover Creek TrailFerns at Clover Creek TrailClover Creek Trailhead


The Clover Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,956 ft (2,120 m), a minimum elevation of 5,792 ft (1,766 m), and an elevation range of 1,164 ft (355 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,3613.3 mi5,792 ft6,956 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.8 hrs97.01,164 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs0.00 ft1,164 ft

What is the length of the Clover Creek Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.3 mi (5.4 km) or 7,361 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Clover Creek Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Clover Creek Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Winema National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mount McLoughlin, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Lake of the Woods North, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Pelican Bay, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Brown Mountain, OR
  5. Topo Map: Lake of the Woods South, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Aspen Lake, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Little Chinquapin Mountain, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Surveyor Mountain, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Spencer Creek, OR

Is there a Clover Creek trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Clover Creek Trail is located on the Lake of The Woods South and Aspen Lake topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.