Link River Trail

Since the trail that I was originally headed to was too snowy to reach, I headed to Klamath Falls to Link River Trail. I hadn’t ever really considered this trail before since it is pretty much in the middle of the city. Sure, there were lots more people than I am used to from my secluded hikes, but I quickly forgot that I was kinda still in civilization.

This trail is one of many designated Klamath Basin Birding Trails, so I knew I was in for some wildlife. Though I didn’t really get any on camera, there were many, many ducks.

The first part of the hike follows a levee between the Link River and the Keno Canal, which serves as one of the outflow channels for the dam upriver.

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Many parts of the Keno Canal were frozen

_N8R5081_N8R5084Right before the bridge to cross to the other side of the canal and see the dam, I saw a spur trail sign for some “falls” so I followed it.

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The river was more impressive than the falls (off screen right)

As I came to the dam, I knew that I was almost to the halfway point and would have to turn around. It was about 1.7 miles at that point. Not bad for a little hike in town.

_N8R5101_N8R5105When I got back to my car, I saw that there were several other trails in the area, so it looks like I’ll have to come back to explore some more next time I run out of places to hike.

Here’s my stats and map for today’s hike:

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3.23 miles, 180 elevation gain, 1 hr 12 mins

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