Tenas Lakes Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles
656 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips





3 months ago

Nice hike! We only went to Benson lake but it was great. Beautiful lake and the North side wasn’t crowded at all. You can walk all the way on top of the bluffs on the North. It gives you a jaw dropping view of the peaks to the south. Also a Great Lake for swimming! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists!

3 months ago

Came into Tenas from the west on Trail 3502 (upper left hand corner of the map). Its a very little used trail and is part of the Robinson Lake loop on the backside (North) of the Scott Mountain. It's not as well maintained as the trail from Scott Lake, but its another option for those looking for more obscure trails in the area. To reach the trailhead (Tenas) you drive about 6 miles on USFS roads from HWY 126 so make sure you have map.

3 months ago

Great hike. Steady incline. The lakes are nice to swim in. Get there early to find a good camp. We got there around 11am on a Saturday and was able to find a great spot on the right. Steady backpackers all day and sites started filling up. The lake is busy during the weekend.

4 months ago

This was a great hike! It is a steady climb, but nothing too difficult. We loved how remote and untouched the lake was. We got up there around 11am, had a picnic, swam, and relaxed. Definitely need bug spray though!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wear mosquito repellant and bring your trunks! Hike requires a lot of focus on your feet (due to frequent roots) which takes away from some of the enjoyment. That said, the ho-hum hike is definitely worth it because the Tenas Lakes are awesome.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fantastic trail. Well maintained! Huckleberries were alive, colorful and well!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From Scott Lake Campground I hiked up to Benson Lake then Tenas Lakes. I only got a couple mosquito bites. I continued on to the top of Scott Mtn and retraced my steps back to the start.

Friday, August 19, 2016

This trail is a steady up hill with some roots and rocks to step over. Enough tree cover to keep you out of the sun. Lots of huckleberries to pick along the trail. The water at Tenas lake was refreshing but not too cold in mid August. Only a couple of mosquitoes on our trip. At the parking area, walk past the gate to camp sites 12-14 to get a stunning view of the Three Sister's.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Fun trail but nothing but up hill to Tenas lakes.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Sunday, August 07, 2016