Marion Lake Trailhead


Trailhead for Marion Lake Trail #3436 which provides access to Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

Trails accessible from this trailhead include:

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: A separate Wilderness self issue permit is needed to access the wilderness.
  • Day and Overnight visitors: Central Cascades Wilderness Permit required between Friday of Memorial Day weekend and the last Friday of September; reserve at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Learn more.
  • Free, unlimited Wilderness self-issue permit required last Saturday of September until October 31 (available at trailhead).
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon travel east on Highway 22 for 16 miles to the town of Marion Forks, Oregon.  Turn left onto Marion Creek Road (Forest Service Road 2255) and travel 5.5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.


12- 15 vehicles

Please park all horse trailers in the lower parking area.

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