Turpentine Trail #3490

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

From junction with Duffy Lake Trail #3427 this trail heads north through young forest into B & B Fire of 2003. Trail has heavy tree regrowth. Trail line was lost and later reestablished though it continues to need maintenance to keep users on the correct route.Trail was burned heavily in the 2003 B&B Fire.  The former route was lost through visitor use and became excessively steep and degraded.  Trail continues to need maintenance to keep people on the correct route. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

New for 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.

Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Turpentine trail


Access from:


Different access points have different capacities.



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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  Area/Length : 
5.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
4600 - 5200