Duffy Lake Trailhead


Trailhead for Duffy Lake Trail #3427 which enters Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Other trails you can access from the Duffy Lake Trailhead or the Big Meadows Horse Camp (additional access to Duffy Lake Trail)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Starting in 2021, visitors to the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas may need a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight and day use. Learn more.
Fees $5/vehicle/day or a valid recreation pass. No payment accepted onsite.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness:
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: A valid recreation pass may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, travel 25.6 miles east on State Highway 22 to Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267).

From Sisters, Oregon, head west on State Highway 126/ US Highway 20 for 31.5 miles to Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267)*.

*(Highway will merge and continue as State Highway 22 after 25.7 miles from Sisters).

Turn left on Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267). In  0.9 miles you will reach the junction with Forest Service Road 2257 on the left. 

Bear right to continue  another 2 miles on Forest Service Road 2267 (past the junction with Forest Service Road 2257) to the trailhead. 


20 vehicles

Please park horse trailers near the hitching posts.

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