KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An abandoned scenic viewpoint overlooking Upper Klamath Lake will be the location of a hike sponsored by the Klamath County Museum on Saturday, Nov. 4.
The vista point is located on a bluff known historically as Rattlesnake Point, overlooking the Algoma area.
A short but very steep hike over rocks and through thick brush is required to reach the viewpoint. The outing is considered strenuous, and is recommended only for people with good mobility.
Space is limited for the hike. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.
The Algoma overlook is located about nine miles north of Klamath Falls on an abandoned section of the old The Dalles-California Highway.
Constructed in 1915, the overlook provides a commanding view of Upper Klamath Lake and the Cascade Mountain range. Striking geologic formations and the history of the Algoma Lumber Co. will be among the topics of discussion.
The hike is expected to last about an hour, though some participants may wish to continue hiking along an abandoned highway section that runs for about a half-mile along the lake.