Bingham Ridge Trail #3421

The trail meanders up Bingham Ridge through stands of older Douglas-fir and noble fir. Bingham Ridge trail is a dry steep climb for the first couple of miles; it then eases up for the remainder of the distance to the Lake of the Woods Trail # 3493 junction. This trail offers views of the Cascade range. Portions of this trail were effected by the Puzzle Fire of 2006. Hazards from the fire may persist. Use caution.

At a Glance

Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness from Bingham Ridge trailhead.
  • Overnight Use
  • Day Use
    • Free, self-issue Wilderness Permit (available at the trailhead) between June 15 and October 15.
Check out for more information or call 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: Pack plenty of water. There is no water available along this trail.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Bingham Ridge Trailhead

General Notes:

Bingham Ridge #3421 Trail Map

Click on the image above or here for a PDF trail map.


4 - 6 vehicles


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
4100 feet - 5300 feet