Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Upper Klamath Canoe Trail (OR)
As you travel through any segment of the 9.5 miles of Upper Klamath Canoe Trail, you cannot escape the dramatic mixture of marsh, open lake, and forest. The meeting of these environments provides a rich habitat for many plant and wildlife species. The canoe trail has four segments: Recreation Creek, Crystal Creek, Wocus Cut, and Malone Springs (from boat launch two miles south to the first junction).
Each segment offers spectacular views of the marsh, mountains, and forest. Wocus Cut is best paddled in spring and early summer since it usually is dry by late August. These segments can be accessed from either Rocky Point or Malone Springs boat launches. The Rocky Point Boat Launch has a barrier-free toilet, boat dock, and fishing dock to serve people with disabilities. Two canoeists in good physical condition can paddle two miles per hour; please plan your trip accordingly.
- © 1999 Donna Ikenberry. Photo by Donna Ikenberry