Scenic views of Mt. Jefferson and 3 Fingered Jack, two of Oregon's cascade volcanoes. Relatively easy summer hike. Peace and solitude on Grizzly Peak (5800 feet). 10 miles roundtrip.

After leaving your car at the Pamelia Lake trailhead, hike 2.3 miles along the trail following Pamelia Creek. The Grizzly Peak trailhead will be on the right just before the lake, which you should check out before or after your hike up to Grizzly Peak—there are several campsites around the lake that would make for some epic alpine camping. Check with the Detroit Ranger Station for availability on campsites.

Follow the Grizzly Peak trail for 3 miles to its summit. At the 5800 foot summit of Grizzly Peak you'll find amazing views well worth the 2700 feet of elevation gain!

Notes

You'll need a Northwest Forest Pass to park at the trailhead and to hike into the Pamelia area. It is limited entry, but the pass is free and can be picked up at the Detroit Ranger Station across the street form the Detroit State Campground off HWY 22.

If your planning on hiking this in the winter or spring bring your snowshoes!

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Water
  • Food
  • Camera
  • Snowshoes (depending on season)
  • Sleeping bag and tent (if you camp)
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RT Distance 10 Miles
Activities Camping, Photography, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Scenic

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Snow In Late June!

Trail to the top of the peak was inaccessible because of all the snow, but hiked up the ridge without a trail instead. Wouldn't necessarily recommend that, but it was beautiful at the top. To get the best view at the lake, cross the downed tree (if the water is too high to cross) like you are going up grizzly peak and follow the lake around for about 1/4 mile. Elevation was very doable because of how long the hike is.

about 2 years ago

Long But Worth It!

This was a great hike - the elevation gain was nicely spread out and the view was amazing.


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