Elk Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides horse and hiker access to:  Three Sisters Wilderness via the Elk-Devils Trail, Island Meadow Trail, or the Horse Lake Trail. This trailhead offers parking and horse facilities and a toilet.

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct. 31.  Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead. Permits are available at the trailhead.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information


From Bend, OR travel 33.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46).

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