Lake · River/Creek · Views
This is a flat easy trail but does have some steep banks down to Marion Creek
Need to Know
New for 2021, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use.
This trail begins about 1.75 miles up Marion Lake Trail #3436
which this trail is commonly combined with (and Blue Lake Trail #3422
) to create a pleasant family-friendly 6 mile lollipop loop.
From Marion Lake Trail #3436
you'll gain a tiny bit of elevation before passing an informal trail that leads to Marion Falls
on your right. This is a well-trafficked but very steep trail that leads to two impressive waterfalls. Continue along through the forest and past some rocks for about 0.4 miles whereupon you'll get some nice views far down to Marion Creek. The ridge along the creek is steep. You'll have okay views of the rive until the end of this short trail at Blue Lake Trail #3422
which crosses the creek on a bridge. If you turn left (east) on Blue Lake Trail #3422
you'll be taken along Marion Lake to Marion Lake Trail #3436
upon which a left (west) turn makes the aforementioned loop.
Shared By: Butch Rob
by Karl W