Jean Lake Trail #680


This trail enters the west side of the Badger Creek Wilderness and is a short and easy hike to a beautiful alpine lake. This trail descends for 0.3 mile to Jean Lake at a moderate grade. When the trail reaches the lake, the trail forks and loops around the lake. The trail can be faint on the east end. Jean Lake is a relatively small three acre, shallow lake. Access is difficult to find and signage is limited. Users need to pay attention to map directions as the trail is difficult to locate. 

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR; Dufur, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District, Dufur Ranger Station

General Information


From Hood River, OR take OR Hwy 35 south 26 miles, approximately 0.15 mile past milepost 71, to Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44).  Turn left (east) on Dufur Mill Road and drive east approximately 3.7 miles to Forest Road 4410.  Turn right (south) on Forest Road 4410 and travel approximately 4.7 miles south to Bennett Pass Road (Forest Road 3550).  Turn right onto Bennett Pass Road and travel 4.5 miles south to the trailhead on the east side of the road.



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  Area/Length : 
.3 miles

  Elevation : 
5320' - 5560'