Linton Lake Trail #3519


Beginning at Linton Lake Trailhead, Linton Lake Trail #3519 heads east, immediately entering the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail begins in undulating terrain through a mixed conifer forest before switching back up a historic lava flow. The trail continues over the flow east to the northern edge of Linton Lake, ending where Obsidian Creek enters Linton Lake.

Note: Many user trails exist where Linton Lake Trail #3519 ends at Obsidian Creek. These user trails are not maintained.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/1/2016: Trail is open and cleared. No stock parking.
Operational Hours: Highway 242 is closed in Winter, November-June
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: Requires treatment
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Linton Lake Trailhead
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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General Notes:

Map of Linton Lake trailTrailhead parking is limited. Hiker only, trail not maintained for stock.

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Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles

  Elevation : 
3500 feet