Jefferson Park

Idahna, Oregon 97350

Jefferson Park

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"Old-growth forest, alpine meadows, rushing creeks, and a flower-filled wonderland at the base of Oregon’s second-highest peak"

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One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City (Wilderness Press)
Doug Lorain
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"that Jefferson Park is Oregon’s most outstanding backcountry location. Certainly this alpine wonderland, with its wildflowers, tree islands, small lakes, and drop-dead-gorgeous views of nearby Mt. Jefferson, has few, if any, equals. But if you visit here, do not expect to be alone, because lots of other folks have heard about Jefferson Park as well. To protect this fragile area, the Forest Service requires that you camp only at sites that are designated by wooden posts. If possible, you should time your visit for midweek. The most popular access route is from the west along the Whitewater Trail, but if you don’t mind a bumpy drive, it is much more scenic to come in via the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the north." Read more

Jefferson Park Reviews

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The trail up to Jefferson Park was still deep under snow for most of the route (after the first mile or so) and the going was tough. This is a great hike with many views of Mt. Jeff along the way. Wait a while to make it a more enjoyable hike or bring snowshoes like we did which made it tolerable. Email me if you have climbed Jeff via the North Ridge Route.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
9 hours
Willamette National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Jefferson or Geo-Graphics Mount Jefferson Wilderness
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Dec 2018