Duffy Lake Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Duffy Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marion Forks, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

backpacking
19 days ago

Easy hike. Great views of the lake. River crossing can be a tricky!

backpacking
2 months ago

Fun mellow hike but a little dusty due to the horse traffic. Duffy lake was great! The water was so refreshing and clear. Still a little bit of bugs so pack the spray.

3 months ago

Gorgeous day ! Didn't encounter another group of hikers til we got to the lake! No snow, creek had water but super easy to cross on rocks! Absolutely beautiful hike! Bear grass was crazy!

hiking
4 months ago

Went Sunday, snow starts at the Turpentine trail head, almost solid snow from a 1/4 mile past it. Dry creek bed has up to 1.5 feet of water running through it but easy to manage. Lots of trees down by can scramble around. Wanted to make it to Mowich Lake but trail became to hard to follow so looped around the backside of Duffy (lots od trees down) and halfway up Duffy Butte. Looking forward to the snow being gone.

4 months ago

This is a great hike. The lake is beautiful, but It's best to hike mid to late summer. There's still snow on the trail now in late May making it nearly impossible to get to the lake. There are some campsites along the lake, and there's always the option to head further on the trail to the Great Lakes Basin if you want to hike further.