Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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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.
Located near the Dee Wright Observatory, this paved interpretive trail offers a unique half-mile hike through lava that flowed from Yapoah Crater approximately 2,000 to 2,700 years ago. As you traverse the trail, you will find interpretive signs that offer geologic information describing the numerous lava formations along the trail.
Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 5,300
Elevation High Point: 5,300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFS Trail Details
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