Mt Jefferson Wilderness Trailheads

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There are multiple access points to this restricted area. Some of these trails are designated non-motorized wilderness area so detailed planning should take place before accessing this area. For information on access points go here.

Leave Sisters west on Hwy 20/126, turn right on Road 12. Take FR 12 to Road FR 1234. Follow signs.

Amenities: Birding! There is car camping at Round Lake and the campsite has a restroom. Hiking, photography, and backpacking. The trailhead at Jack Lake has a restroom.

Habitat and Birds

High elevation forest. Burned forest close to Round Lake. Possible location for Black-backed and Three-toed Woodpecker. Lazuli Buntings have taken to the burnt open areas and Sooty Grouse and Mountain Quail can be found. Other key species include Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Williamson’s and Red-breasted Sapsuckers, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Nashville Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Clark’s Nutcracker, American Dipper, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee.