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Duffy & Santiam Lakes
This Mt. Jefferson Wilderness hike reaches two picturesque lakes – Duffy, backed by Duffy Butte, and Santiam, backed by Three Fingered Jack. It’s a pretty forest trail that crosses the North Santiam River (usually dry in summer). We should see wildflowers. We will enjoy lunch at Santiam Lake, where we also will have the option to add 0.8 mile hiking around the lake. Limited to eight hikers.
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous
Driving distance 160 miles RT.
Hiking distance 9 miles RT.
Elevation gain 1,300 feet.
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Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MEDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, 1000-2000 feet elevation gain
HARD: Long, strenuous, and difficult