Pamelia Lake Trailhead


This trailhead provides access to:

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Starting in 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.
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).
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, travel east on Highway 22 approximately 12.5 miles  to Pamelia Creek Road (Forest Road 2246). Turn left onto Forest Road 2246, travel 5 miles to end of road. Trailhead parking is on the left.


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