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Grizzly Peak Trail #3428

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The trail to Grizzly Peak follows the Pamelia Lake trail for the first 2.2 miles through an old-growth forest. After 2.2 miles, you will reach the trail junction for Grizzly Peak to the right or Hunts Cove and the Pacific Crest Trail to the left.

The trail climbs over 1,310 feet in the next 2.8 miles providing views of Mount Jefferson, Pamelia Lake, the Three Sisters and Three Fingered Jack. The trail ends at the summit of Grizzly Peak.

Grizzly Peak is in the Pamelia Limited Entry Area, within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, which requires additional protection in an effort to preserve the natural beauty and wilderness experience; therefore a limited entry quota is in effect. Under this quota, 20 groups are permitted in the area each day, only three of which may be large groups with 9 to 12 people. For these large groups, the Pamelia area is broken into 3 smaller areas: Pamelia Lake, Hunts Cove, and Coyote/Shale Lakes. Only one large group is allowed in each of these areas at one time.

Know Before You Go

  • Limited Entry Area Permits are required for both day use and overnight use of the Pamelia Area. You must carry your permit with you on your trip.
  • Visitors must practice "Leave No Trace" skills, including properly disposing human and pet waste and packing and carrying out all trash.
  • Maximum group size for each small group permit is 8 people. Groups with 9-12 people must have a large group permit and camp in the designated zone for their permit.
  • Campfires are permitted in the area and must be at least 100 feet from any lake, stream or wet area and below 5700' elevation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited Entry Permits are required between May 22 and October 31, 2020 and can be obtained through  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: Limited Entry Permits are required for both overnight and day visits to Pamelia Lake, Grizzly Peak, Hunts Cove and Coyote/Shale Lakes areas. Reserve at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Weed Free Feed Required
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: Intermittent streams. No potable water. Water from streams should be filtered or treated.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Pamelia Lake Trailhead (fee site)

General Notes:

Map of Grizzly Peak trail


15 - 20 vehicles



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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult
Areas & Activities



  Area/Length : 
2.8 miles

  Elevation : 
3900 feet - 5800 feet