Benson Lake Trail #3502


The Benson Lake Trail is within the Mt. Washington Wilderness. The trail meanders through a moderately forested, sub-alpine setting.

Benson Lake is a 1-1/2 mile hike from the trailhead. North of the lake, is access to the trail for Scott Mountain. The Benson Lake trail continues beyond this junction and descends in elevation at the Benson Trailhead, located on Forest Road 640.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Highway 242 is closed in Winter, November-June
Permit Info:
Usage: Heavy
Water: Requires treatment
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Benson/Tenas Trailhead
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Benson/Tenas Trailhead  (Fee site)

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding & Camping

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