Stahlman Point Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gates, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.0 miElevation gain1,338 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyKid friendlyHikingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockySnow
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Note: As of November 2020, it is reported that the road to this trail is closed due to fire damage. This area was impacted by the 2020 Lionhead Fire. More information here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices

Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Detroit: From Detroit Ranger Station travel east on Hwy. 22 for 4.5 miles; turn right onto Blowout Road #10; go about 3.5 miles to trailhead.

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AJ Gniewosz
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Jayde Herriford
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Monica Ozwoeld
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

It was a bit overcast and cloudy today but incredible views of Mt Jefferson on top. As stated before, there is one area about 2/3 of the way up with a bunch of downed trees. On the way up it was hard figuring out where to go and we climbed over a number of big trees. It was easier for us to figure out an easier path on the way down. Definitely doable and well worth it. Even with all the rain we had yesterday it was not slick and footing was not a problem (except maybe at times climbing over the huge trees) SINCE MY HIKE, I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT STAHLMAN POINT IS AMONG THE HIKES THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED BY THE FOREST SERVICE DEPARTMENT. HERE IS THE LINK TO THAT LIST. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices/?aid=61574&fbclid=IwAR0Y0j9kX3kYHwMQDcKL35_rXfakboqm3M9g-Mr2jznR7mTidAW9E4e9S10

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Erin Marcellais
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CampingGreat!

I went before the fires, we were camping at the campsites at Detroit lake over the summer. It’s a great trail to try if you haven’t done a lot with elevation gain. I wouldn’t recommend for small children, as the paths are rather narrow at some points with drop offs, and Stahlman’s point itself is a smaller platform that drops off. Wouldn’t necessarily recommend for dogs either unless your dog is well versed in hiking :) the views are incredible, the switchbacks leading up to it though are a pain, and definitely add on a lot of time. Great hike overall, the views cannot be beat, but definitely not a walk in the park.

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Kayla Howard
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one of the top 3 hikes i did this year. beautiful forest with en even better view on top. different view each way you look.

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Thidarat Sawai
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William Soto
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WalkingGreat!

It was fantastic had to go over or under lots of logs but you can see all the fire damage and still see a lot of how beautiful it is.

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Madeline Meredith
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HikingGreat!

Last time I was up there was the day before the fires.... such a beautiful hike. Deeply saddened that it was impacted! Breathtaking view at the top.

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lyndsy bell
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HikingBlowdownClosedScrambleWashed out

the road says closed. we followed a car who was going up. when we came back down the closed sign had covered the road so we had to move them out of the way. when I looked at another site it said Stahlman was closed. which I see why now. the trail had many trees or branches that had fallen into the trail. we had to climb over or army crawl under trees. not the safest hike right now. but I gave a 5 star review because the view is always beautiful

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Jackie Williams
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I just did this hike for the first time yesterday. It’s a bit of an incline the whole way, definitely a nice cardio hike! There were a lot of downed trees and a lot of debris on the trail. Some areas were pretty precarious but not impassable. Beautiful views at the top of Detroit lake, Mt Jefferson and all the fire damage along the hillsides.

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James Min
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towards the top, it burned and trees fell over, didn't continue, had lil'man in tow... some amazing views in the break between the trees tho.. only imagine what the top would look like

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Joseph Rad
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Cardio! Plan on huffing and puffing. Great view of river one side and I think Jefferson on the other.

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Alec Dyson
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No signs saying it’s closed. Lot of fallen trees but able to climb over or under them. Great view of the mountains and the fire damage

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Laxman Rajagopalan
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Nice hike. Did this with 2 kids in the tow in about 2 hours or so. Mostly uphill from the trailhead. Wooded hike. Trail stops just shy of the top - need to scramble to get to the top. Fantastic views from the top.

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Kelsey Baker
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Nice little hike near Detroit lake. I was the only person at the top of the trail and saw 2 people throughout my hike. Gorgeous views

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John Gurnee
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Jillian VanNostrand
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Lovely hike, gorgeous view at the top! We only saw 2 other hikers

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John Gurnee
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Great trail! on a sunny summer Sunday at 11:30 am, you might expect quite a bit if traffic, but it was very light traffic, and only 1 cyclist. Beautiful views and a steady ascent. I'll do it again.

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Briana Arnold
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HikingGreat!

Great hike, ascent will get you blood pumping. Didn’t come across any bees.

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Rosi Green
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A great trail with lovely views from the old fire watch platform. Beware of some aggressive yellow jackets along the trail and at the platform. Multiple people were stung. Also, dear people, please leave no trace. Including TP... it's not hard to pack out.

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Amanda H
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HikingBugs

We got there in the morning and started the hike, which is a decent ascent, however multiple groups stopped us to warn us about a swarm of bees hiding in a rhododendron bush very close to the top. We decided to turn around but be extremely careful because everyone was getting swarmed with 10 stings!!

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Mia G
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Great trail! One of the best so close to town. It’s quite a climb to the top but well worth it. You get views of Detroit and Mt Jefferson. It’s better early in the morning before the parking lot gets full. My one complaint: PICK UP YOUR TRASH! Humans are the worst thing to happen to this place. I could not believe all the toilet paper and plastic on the trail. It’s gross. Pack in, pack out. Don’t ruin it for the rest of us.

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Emma Mochnick
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail! Great distance. Theres a small parking lot that fits about 5-6 cars but if full theres space along the road. The trail is out and back the way you came, fully uphill, then downhill on the way back. Dog friendly, single lane trail for the most part with not much room to step to the side when passing another party. Bring a mask! :) There's a little stream rolling down the mountain about 2 miles up my dog played and drank from. At the point theres some sliding rocks so watch your step. Gorgeous views of Detroit lake and Mt. Jefferson! well worth it!

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Sydney Joa
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HikingGreat!

fun! Got there at 8am and highly recommend getting there early as we saw a couple other families on our walk down around 10am.

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Vadim Maksyutenko
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Great hike, early in the morning didn’t made it on sunrise, but was pretty and all for us, on way back couple groups where hiking up, but not busy at all

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Dusty Wilson
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HikingGreat!

I did this hike on a Thursday with two other people, saw a few other small groups. A great quick workout to the top. Awesome views of the Detroit Lake and Mt. Jefferson. Definitely a high traffic trail. Short, but physically demanding, I was feeling the elevation gain the next day!

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