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Minto Pass Trail #3437

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

From the Marion Lake, Lake of the Woods junction this trail heads east around the north side of Marion Lake.  

The trail crosses the cascading waters of Mist Creek and several other streams which have beautiful moss covered rocks and logs in the stream channels.  Then the trail heads past Bowerman Lake Trail junction up steeper slopes through heavy ceanothus brush to intersect with the Pacific Crest Trail.

This trail travels through the area of the B & B Fire of 2003.  There is heavy tree fall each year on this trail.  Use caution in your travels.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

New for 2021, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.

Permit Info: Wilderness self issue permit needed
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Minto Pass trail


Access from Marion Lake Trailhead (Fee site)


15 - 20 vehicles in upper parking area near restroom

Please park trailers at the lower parking area



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  Area/Length : 
4.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
4330 - 6900