The Crescent to Windy Lake ride is a figure eight or CCW loop ride starting from Crescent Lake, using Oldenburg Lake Tr3845, Summit Lake Tr3846, FR6010, Meek Lake Tr3847 and Windy Lakes Tr3850.
With many lakes and nearby Diamond Peak, this is a scenic ride, long enough to challenge intermediate riders.
Although a CCW loop can be ridden, using FR6010, Summit Lake Tr3846 and Oldenburg Lake Tr3845, the figure eight loop creates a more interesting ride.
Oldenburg Lake Tr3845 is a section of Metolius-Windigo Tr99. Metolius-Windigo Tr99 terminates just south of the Crescent Lake area, at Windigo Lakes.
Mosquitoes are ferocious in this area until August. Feel free to try the natural repellents, and avoid drinking carbonated drinks prior to riding, but Deet 100 may be the only protection from 'the swarm'.
Whitefish Creek Trail 3842 begins at west end of Crescent Lake and follows Whitefish Creek through lodgepole pine to a view of Diamond Peak at Diamond View Lake, then descends along Trapper Creek through Engelmann spruce and white fir to the west end of Odell Lake.
Yoran Lake Trail 3849 begins at west end of Odell Lake and ends at Yoran Lake, gradually ascending through a forest of Engelmann spruce, silver fir and noble fir. At 1mi the trail passes through a wet meadow then continues to a mountain hemlock/white fir forest with small openings near the lakes.
Wilderness Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct 31, and are available at the trailhead.
The Odell Lake area has some XC Ski trails, including Maklaks Mountain XC Trail 83811 and the Royce Mountain doubletrack. Also check out the Sno Parks near South Waldo Lake.
Meek Lake Trail 3847, Metolius-Windigo Trail 99, Oldenburg Lake Trail 3845, Summit Lake Trail 46, Windy Lakes Trail 3850
Crater Butte Trail 44, Fawn Lake Trail 3844.1, Pretty Lake Trail 3848, Snell Lake Trail 3843, Stag Lake Trail 3844.2, Whitefish Creek Trail 3842, Yoran Lake Trail 3849
Contorta Point Campground, Odell Lake Campground, Simax Bay Campground, Spring Campground, Summit Lake Campground, Tranquil Cove Campground, Whitefish Horse Camp
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.