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Jack Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Aerial view of the trailhead (Jack Lake is at the top)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required - self pay station available

Driving Directions

(NOTE: Do NOT rely on Google for directions; it may tell you to take Forest Road 260, which is horrible.)

From the west, go over Santiam Pass on U.S. 20. Just past Suttle Lake, take a hard left on Forest Road 12. Continue straight through the 4-way crossroads and veer right directly after that, continuing on FR 12. In 3.3 miles, continue straight on FR 1230. Half a mile later, at a large intersection near Jack Creek Campground, continue straight on FR 1234, following signs for Jack Lake. The trailhead is 7 miles further on; at some point, the road turns to dirt/gravel, but it's fairly wide and easily doable in any car.

Other Notes

There are two or three campsites at the trailhead, unadvertised by the USFS.


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