Duffy Lake

Duffy Butte from Duffy Lake

Moderate
(to Duffy Lake)
6.6 miles round trip
800 feet elevation gain
Open early June to early November
Use: hikers, horses

Difficult (to Red Butte)
11.8 miles round trip
1800 feet elevation gain
Open July through October 

Left: Duffy Butte from Duffy Lake

The forests west of Three Fingered Jack conceal dozens of lakes, meadows, and buttes. Of these, Duffy Lake is the easiest and most frequently visited goal, a great swimming lake with a reflection of craggy Duffy Butte. For a more challenging destination, continue past Mowich Lake into woods that were burned by a 2003 wildfire. Here you can climb Red Butte, a cinder cone with a map-like view of the entire area.

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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.
 

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