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