Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: In Willamette National Forest at McKenzie Pass on SR 242, W of Sisters.
Counties: Linn, Deschutes
From McKenzie Bridge, OR travel east on Highway 126 for about 5 miles; turn right on Highway 242. Continue on Highway 242 for 22 miles to the Dee Wright Observatory at the top of the McKenzie Pass.
From Sisters, OR travel west on Highway 242 for 15 miles to the Dee Wright Observatory.
This short, paved interpretive trail offers remarkable views of lava that flowed from Yapoah Crater. Interpretive signs share geologic information on the lava formations along the trail.
Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 5,300
Elevation High Point: 5,300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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