16.5 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain • 1 night

My first time visiting this beautiful area. In the morning I hiked Olallie Butte. What a fantastic summit with great rock formations and bits of an old lookout.

In the afternoon, I drove over to Olallie Lake and took the Red Lake Trail and the Top Lake Trail to the PCT and camped at Upper Lake. Had a nice evening hike south on the PCT to Ruddy Hill. Mosquitoes were bad in the Upper Lake area, but not an issue around Olallie Butte or Olallie Lake. I hope to go back later this summer when buggies are gone!