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Best trails in Mount Jefferson Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Mount Jefferson Wilderness ranging from 10 to 34.3 miles and from 3,106 to 10,236 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Pamelia Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. In addition to a parking fee, a wilderness permit is required for day and overnight use. Bookings must be purchased in advance at recreation.gov or Detroit Ranger Station. Summer weekends book up months in advance, so plan ahead. Show more
#2 - West Metolius River Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. As of June 2020, fish hatchery is currently closed.Show more
#3 - Three Fingered Jack Loop [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 22.6 mi • Est. 11 h 30 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#4 - Scout Lake Via Pacific Crest Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Love this hike. You wil then begin hiking south experiencing breathtaking views till you reach the peak at Park view. You will watch Mt Jefferson get closer and closer. then if you look over Park Butte you can see all of Jefferson Park and all its small lakes.Show more
#5 - Pamelia Lake and Grizzly Peak [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Please note that as of July 2020 the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID 19 and that this trail requires a permit. Please visit the website for more information on how to get one: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4213Show more
#6 - Duffy Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#7 - Pamelia Lake and Hunts Cove Loop [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 19.1 mi • Est. 10 h 2 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. This backpacking loop includes visits to Pamelia Lake, Hunt's Creek, Hanks Lake, Hunts Lake, Hunts Cove and Shale Lake. A special access pass is required for this area and may be purchased at Recreation.gov. Please be aware that cougars are active in this area. Show more
#8 - Duffy Lake and Little Duffy Lake [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. This is a great, fairly easy, hike into one of the better swimming lakes in the Jefferson Wilderness area.  Show more
#9 - Scout Lake via Woodpecker Ridge Trail and PCT [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 6 h 46 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#10 - South Cinder Peak via Pacific Crest Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
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