Linton Lake Trail #3519

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Beginning at Linton Lake Trailhead, Linton Lake Trail #3519 heads east, immediately entering the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail begins in undulating terrain through a mixed conifer forest before switching back up a historic lava flow. The trail continues over the flow east to the northern edge of Linton Lake, ending where Obsidian Creek enters Linton Lake.

Note: Many user trails exist where Linton Lake Trail #3519 ends at Obsidian Creek. These user trails are not maintained.

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.
Operational Hours: Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter. Check for conditions.
Fees $5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Water: Requires treatment
Passes: A valid recreation pass is required
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

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Map of Linton Lake trailTrailhead parking is limited. Hiker only, trail not maintained for stock.

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  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
3500 feet