Maxwell Butte Trailhead


This trailhead provides access to:

Maxwell Butte Trail #3391

Lava Lakes Trail #3433

See Trail page for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Starting in 2021, visitors to the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas may need a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight and day use. Learn more.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Mt. Jefferson: Overnight visitors:
  • Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the last Friday of September: Central Cascades Wilderness Permit required; reserve at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Learn more.
  • After Central Cascade Wilderness permit season (usually last Saturday in September) to October 31: free, unlimited Wilderness self-issue permit required (available at trailhead).
Day users:
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, follow Highway 22 east for 31 miles to Maxwell Sno-Park parking lot, take Forest Road 080 at end of parking lot for 1 mile to Maxwell Butte Trailhead.

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