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.
Right 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.
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.
When 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: