Patjens Lake Loop Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to:

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At a Glance

Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Mt. Washington Wilderness from this 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.
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, drive east on Highway 126 about 24 miles to Highway 20. Continue east on Highway 20 about 7 miles and turn right (south) on Forest Road 2690 (Hoodoo turnoff). Drive about 4 miles to Patjens Lake Trailhead on your right, located at the west end of Big Lake.


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