Benson / Tenas Trailhead

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At a Glance

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. Fee site and payment accepted on site.
Permit Info: Central Cascades Wilderness Permits are required between June 15 and October 15 for both day and overnight use at this trailhead. Check out for more information or call 1-877-444-6777.
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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