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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > McKenzie Ranger District

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Patjens Lake Loop Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1371.6 Meters)
Length, One-way: 5.5 Miles (9.17 Kilometers)

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General Description

Patjens Lake Loop Trail #3395 is a moderate 5.5 mile trail at an elevation of 4,400 feet. This trail offers a rare opportunity to ride or hike a loop in the Mount Washington Wilderness in one day. Located in a high elevation ecosystem, the trail passes through a mixed forest of lodgepole pine, western hemlock, and alpine fur. Three small lakes are easily accessed from the trail.

Directions from McKenzie Bridge: Travel east on Hwy. #126 for about 24 miles to Hwy. #20. Continue on Hwy. #20 about 7 miles and turn on Road #2690 (Hoodoo turnoff.) Drive about 4 miles to Patjens Lake Trailhead, at the west end of Big Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Recommended season is summer to fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Hiking & Walking Patjens Lake Loop Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

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Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521


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