Cabot Lake Trail


From the Cabot Lake trailhead, the trail climbs westward past Cabot Lake toward the crest of the Cascades near Carl Lake.  It then turns northward parallel to the crest. There are junctions with the Jefferson Lake Trail #4001, the Sugar Pine Ridge Trail #4002, and the Shirley Lake Trail #4003.

This trail is within Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

The trail leaves the Deschutes National Forest where it crosses Jefferson Creek and enters the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

At a Glance

Permit Info: The trail enters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. 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. 
Open Season: June
Restrictions: Mountain bikes & motorized use prohibited. Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR Bend, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information


From Sisters, OR follow Highway 20 northwest for about 12 miles, then take Forest Road 12 north to Forest Road 1230 (near Jack Creek). Cabot Lake trailhead is at the end of Forest Road #1230.



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  Area/Length : 
15.1 miles

  Elevation : 
4550 - 6000


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