Lake of the Woods Trail #3493


From Marion Lake, Minto Pass junction trail heads north through Puzzle Creek fire of 2006, Swallow Lake Trail, Bingham Ridge Trail, Hunt's Creek Trail all connect to this trail. Lake of the Woods is 2 miles north of Marion Lake Trail junction.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/10/21: Lake of the Woods #3493 section between Lake of the Woods Lake and Bingham Ridge #3421 has heavy blowdown. Difficult logs to crawl over and around (travel not recommended). 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:
  • 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: A valid recreation pass may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Lake Woods trail


Varies according to which trailhead


Access from:



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
6.7 miles