Marion Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Trailhead for Marion Lake Trail #3436 which provides access to Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

Trails accessible from this trailhead include:

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: 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.
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon travel east on Highway 22 for 16 miles to the town of Marion Forks, Oregon.  Turn left onto Marion Creek Road (Forest Service Road 2255) and travel 5.5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.


12- 15 vehicles

Please park all horse trailers in the lower parking area.

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