1230 NE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97701
- 2.5 mile loop
- 1 hour
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 5400 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 5400 feet to 5450 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 50 feet
- June to Nov
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A beautiful short loop hike along the shore of Sparks Lake and through lava flows forested with lodgepole pines. With its great views to the high cascades, this trail was named for Oregon’s long-time photographer laureate, and is located in one of his favorite places. Trail includes a ½ mile paved wheelchair accessible section at the start. Several benches are provided to enjoy the great views to the high cascades. This trail was built as a memorial to Oregon’s long-time photographer laureate, and is located in one of his favorite places.
Map + Directions
Trailhead is at Ray Atkeson Trailhead / Sparks Lake Boatramp. Take Century Drive 26 miles west of Bend, then south on Forest Rd. 400 one mile to the end of road.