Duffy Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Trailhead for Duffy Lake Trail #3427 which enters Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Other trails you can access from the Duffy Lake Trailhead or the Big Meadows Horse Camp (additional access to Duffy Lake Trail)

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.
Fees This site requires a Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency pass. To reduce the risk of theft, we no longer accept payment on-site. Day-use passes and annual passes are available electronically, by mail, and through local vendors. Visit: https://go.usa.gov/xfW75 to learn more about these passes and where to purchase them.
Permit Info: A separate Wilderness self issue permit is needed to access the wilderness.
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Oregon
Water: Water from streams should be filtered.
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, travel 25.6 miles east on State Highway 22 to Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267).

From Sisters, Oregon, head west on State Highway 126/ US Highway 20 for 31.5 miles to Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267)*.

*(Highway will merge and continue as State Highway 22 after 25.7 miles from Sisters).

Turn left on Big Meadows Road (Forest Service Road 2267). In  0.9 miles you will reach the junction with Forest Service Road 2257 on the left. 

Bear right to continue  another 2 miles on Forest Service Road 2267 (past the junction with Forest Service Road 2257) to the trailhead. 


20 vehicles

Please park horse trailers near the hitching posts.

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