Scott Mountain Trail #4339


The Scott Mountain Trail is within the Mt. Washington Wilderness. The trail gains over 600 feet in elevation in just one mile, offering outstanding views of the Cascade Mountains.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Highway 242 is closed in Winter, November-June
Permit Info:
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: Requires treatment; closest water is available at Benson Lake.
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie River Ranger Station, drive east on Highway 242 about 17 miles to the Scott Lake Road 260. Take the road to the end, where the trailhead for Benson Lake Trail is located. Take Benson Lake Trail approximately three miles to the junction of the Scott Mountain Trail.

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate