Duffy Lake

Duffy Butte from 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

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.