Benson / Tenas Trailhead


This trailhead provides access to:

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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
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Sisters, OR
Passes: A valid recreation pass may be used as a form of payment
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 to Highway 242. Head up Highway 242 and turn left (west) on Forest Road 260 to Scott Lake. Benson / Tenas Trailhead is at the northwest end of the parking lot at the end of the road.

Please do not park in front of trailhead signboard or gated road. 

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