Scott Trail #3531


Beginning at Scott Trailhead on the north side of Highway 242, Scott Trail #3531 heads east, crossing Highway 242 before entering the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail continues through a meadow and an alpine forest of lodgepole pine and hemlock trees before starting an uphill climb north of Frog Camp Creek. The trail levels out before crossing through an old lava flow, then follows the flow up to a viewpoint of Four In One Cone and mountains beyond to the north. Passing the viewpoint, Scott Trail #3531 continues east, re-entering forest and heading uphill before dropping down a hillside into a large alpine meadow where it ends at Pacific Crest Trail #2000.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/22/2016: Trail open and clear.
Operational Hours: Highway 242 is closed in Winter, November-June
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Medium
Water: None
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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Map of Scott trail

This trail may be used as a route for travelers accessing the Obsidian Limited Entry Area. Limited Entry Permits for the Obsidian Area are required in advance of trip. There is parking space at the trailhead for stock truck/trailer combinations.

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
5 miles

  Elevation : 
4800 feet - 6300 feet