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.