No-Name Lake via Tam McArthur Rim Trail #4078

based on 77 tracks & routes #20 hike out of 124 in
5.4 mi
2 hrs 42 min
1,785 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to No-Name Lake in Deschutes National Forest.

This trail goes by Broken Hand.

This trail becomes less maintained once you pass the Tam McArthur viewpoints. Some cross-country travel may be necessary, but there are a few unofficial 'user' trails that make their way toward No-Name Lake.

Getting Started

In the peak of summer, parking can be difficult after 10 AM and the trail up to Tam MaArthur Rim can be somewhat crowded. The further you go, the fewer people you will see.

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    4 years, 10 months ago
    There is snow along this trail in spots all summer, but it is passable by mid July with just a few snow crossings. The hard part of this hike is getting past Broken Hand. If you go all the way to Broken Hand it is nearly impossible to get around: you can try to cross the steep glacial field to the north, which is dangerous; you can try to free climb the rocks, which is dangerous; or you can walk back on the trail about 100 yards or so and find the lesser marked trail that passes to the south of Broken Hand. If you decide to go south of Broken Hand, there are numerous trails to the main trial that gets to the lake and the trip is worth it - a blue lake surrounded on all sides by steep banks of snow.
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Public Tracks

ssvoyager 5 years, 10 months ago
Tan MaCArthur and beyond 7/1/18 6:14:51 AM
Scramble down the rim to the lake, was some challenging spots, and it was very doable.
joncrogers 9 months, 1 week ago
dan.codorean 3 years, 8 months ago
tdstrini89 3 years, 9 months ago
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