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Pamelia Lake

Picturesque lake at the base of Mt Jefferson.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.4 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Trail meanders along the picturesque Pamelia Creek through old-growth rain forest-like Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar... more »

Tips:  To get here take Hwy 22 63 miles east of Salem/I-5. Turn left on Pamelia Road and keep right at all forks. You will hit the parking ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Lot/Restrooms/ Trailhead

You will need a Northwest Parking Pass to park here. There are restrooms in the parking area.

2. Pamelia Creek

The trail has a slight elevation gain through the woods as you walk along Pamelia Creek.

3. Trail Juntion - Grizzly Peak

Keep to the left to head towards Pamelia Lake. Turn right here to climb 3 miles with 2000 ft elevation gain to Grizzly Peak.

4. Pamelia Lake

If you head to the right a short ways around the lake you will get a good view of Mt Jefferson. The campsites are scattered around the lake to the left.

No fires are allowed within 100 ft of the lake.

5. Campsites

You must camp where the sites are marked with wooden posts.