Duffy Lake Trail 3427 is a hiking and horse trail in Linn County, Oregon. It is within Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area and Willamette National Forest. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 4,052 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,235 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms.
Duffy Lake Trail 3427 Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Central Oregon Cascades are ﬁlled with beautiful, clear lakes hidden deep within the forests. Most of these tranquil places rarely get visited because of
location, but for those ardent souls who choose to venture beyond a few miles from the main roads and trailheads, rewards await aplenty."
--Lucas Alberg, Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon (Wilderness Press).
"The forested terrain of the southern Mount Jefferson Wilderness is dominated by two outstanding features, the rugged crags of Three Fingered Jack and the tranquil beauty of dozens of mountain lakes. Both features are included in this relatively easy hike that visits two of the most attractive and popular lakes in this area. Forest-rimmed Duffy Lake has no good view of Three Fingered Jack, but features fi ne camps and a nice view of pointed Duffy Butte."
--Doug Lorain, One Night Wilderness: Portland: Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City (Wilderness Press).
"The sparkling lakes, dense forests, and lovely meadows in the high country northwest of Three Fingered Jack have been a popular destination for generations of Oregon hikers. Many people now in their eighties retain fond memories of family outings to Marion Lake or overnight scout trips into Eight Lakes Basin. As often happens with such memories, the clouds of mosquitoes that chased many of those hikers out of the high country are forgotten, leaving only the pleasant thoughts of good fellowship and grand scenery."
--Douglas Lorain, 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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