Benson Lake Trail #3502

  

Beginning at Benson / Tenas Trailhead, the 7.5 mile Benson Lake Trail #3502 heads west uphill through an alpine mixed conifer forest. Just before reaching Benson Lake, the trail enters the Mt. Washington Wilderness. Passing through forests and marshes east of Benson Lake, the trail continues north, switching back uphill to pocket meadows and a junction with Tenas Lake Trail #4340. The trail continues north to Scott Mountain Trail #4339, then breaks west, continuing through the alpine mixed conifer forest downhill past The Knobs to end at Tenas Lakes Trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (Oregon 242), which is closed in the winter.
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
Water: Requires treatment
Passes: A valid recreation pass may be used as a form of payment at Benson / Tenas Trailhead
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

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Hiking

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Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding & Camping

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7.5 miles

  Latitude : 
44.2142

  Longitude : 
-121.893

  Elevation : 
5000 feet