Magone Lake Trail

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Magone Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near John Day, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
114 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running




wild flowers

Directions from Mt. Vernon/ US Highway 26: Route #1 - From Mt. Vernon, take US Highway 395 north to Forest Service road 36 to Forest Service road 3620. Go north on the 3620 road to Forest Service road 3618. Turn west on road 3618 to Magone Lake Day Use Area.

10 months ago

Great way to end an evening of driving. It was a very nice, quiet hike around the lake.

11 months ago

Beautiful short hike on a gravel/asphalt wide level trail. Lots of opportunities for kiddos & dogs to climb on dead trees, and walk across a foot bridge. No bugs, got to watch a few fisherman reel in trout. Absolute gorgeous day & highly recommend this hike for families with small children- you can even push a sturdy stroller along the well- maintained path.

11 months ago

I grew up near this lake. It is a beautiful place to hike or swim.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

this trail is easy. good for families and small kids. at the right time of year you will see wild strawberries, wild sunflower, and the occasional beaver. my three small children and I walk this trail as much as we can.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It was so beautiful and a very easy hike around the lake.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My family loved this easy hike around Magone lake. We got to watch two beavers. They have fallen trees all around the lake. It's really beautiful. You can see large trees that are halfway chewed through by beavers. The drive up was fun. Open range cattle are abundant along the road, sometimes in the road. Very fun trip.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Friday, October 07, 2016

cross country skiing
Tuesday, May 26, 2015