Sheepy Ridge Trail
Location: Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge, Tule Lake, CA
Length: 0.2 miles
Features: hiking, dogs on leash, kid friendly, wildlife refuge,
About the Sheepy Ridge Trail
From the trailhead at the rear of the Visitor’s center (opposite Discovery Marsh Trail), go through a paved incline that leads up to a spot overlooking the wildlife refuge. You can also see Discovery Marsh Trail from here too! The lookout marks the end of this trail. It’s actually a cliff but not that steep with only around 200 feet elevation. Prepare to encounter animals depending on the month you visit. There’s not much shade to be offered along the way during summer. So It is best trailed during colder seasons. No activities offered for this trail but expect awesome aerial views.
Trails In The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
If you are up for more trekking, follow the unmarked trail going to the ridge near the wildlife trail exit . You will be lead to a grassy portion above ridge with the view of Tule Lake and Lower Klamath Refuge and even as far as Crater Lake and Mt. Shasta.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Hydrate during summer
If you plan to go there in the summer, be sure to bring enough water during your hike.
2) Careful going up
Don’t worry as it’s not very steep. But if you are bringing kids along, be careful during your ascend to the lookout.
3) Enjoy the view!
Though not that high, the view from the top is still very refreshing. Careful in taking selfies from the lookout at the end of the trail. And don’t forget to protect your eyes, it can get glaring from the top.