30. Link River Trail

30. Link River Trail  - Area Map.


Situated within walking distance of downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon


The trail is bordered by both riparian habitat and an arid hillside (a juniper-sage brushland habitat similar to that of Moore Park which parallels the trail on its west side).

Distinct Features:

The Link River Trail is about one and a half miles long. The trail parallels the river in a cut canyon that connects Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River (Lake Ewauna Trail-site #31).

Birds to Look For:

During the winter look especially for Barrow's Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser along with many other duck species on the quiet waters at either end. In the winter Black Crowned Night-Heron roost in trees in large numbers near the homes at the south end. Winter Wren often make the canyon their winter home also. This is also a wonderful spring birding area for migrants moving through the Klamath Basin.

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Other Items of Interest

Especially during the spring and fall just about any bird that migrates through the Basin could turn up along or in the river including both water and riparian type species. Many birds also use the river corridor morning and evening going to and from Upper Klamath Lake and the basin below


Parking is available in Veterans Park at the south end of downtown Klamath Falls. Walk west across the Main Street Bridge over Link River. Keep to the right side of the road passing in front of the Favell Museum. Immediately after passing the Museum's parking lot turn north and proceed up the gravel road and along the river to the turnstile at the trail entrance. To access the north end of the Trail, take the Highway 97 Oregon Avenue.Off Ramp and proceed west. Oregon Ave. turns into Lakeshore Drive. After crossing the Link River Bridge you can turn left into the Trail's parking space. (Opposite Putnam Point Park) Access from Highway 140 can also be made at the West End of Lakeshore Drive. GPS: 121° 47' 33.65" W, 42° 13' 11.86" N.

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Portland, OR 97232

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Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
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