Dixie Lakes Trail #3494


Trail junctions with Santiam Lake Trail #3491 and Blue Lake Trail #3422.  Travels through Douglas-Fir and Western Hemlock forest passes South and North Dixie Lakes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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 recreation.gov 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)
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: Water from streams and lakes should be filtered or treated.
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 Dixie Trail


20 vehicles

Please park horse trailers near hitching posts closer to the entrance of the loop than the restroom and information kiosk boards.


Access from Duffy Lake Trailhead (Fee site), Big Meadows Horsecamp, or Duffy Lake Trailhead



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1.6 miles

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