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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
10.60 mi (17.06 km)
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There are several hiking and camping opportunities on the trails to Dome Rock and Tumble Lake. Two trails lead to Dome Rock, the bald, rocky peak that once housed a fire lookout. The longer and harder way begins from Detroit Lake, while the easier jaunt begins from a trailhead off a rough Forest Service road. From this same trailhead, swimmers and campers can head to the cold and quiet Tumble Lake. This lake, nestled in the forest beneath Elephant and Tumble Rock, teems with wriggly newts in the summer. There are a couple of nice backcountry campsites on the lake's shore for overnight visits. In August, huckleberries ripen, making the scramble down to the lake more enjoyable. 

You'll spend most of your time deep in the forest along these trails, but keep an eye open for the occasional rocky outcrop. During summer, sedum and other hardy flowering plants bloom in a rainbow of colors. At the top of Dome Rock, catch your breath and take in the panoramic views of the central Cascades, including snowy Mount Jefferson.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Solitude. Year-round trailhead access. Panoramic views.

Cons

Steep from lower trailhead. Brushy trail to the lake.

Trailhead Elevation

1,600.00 ft (487.68 m)

Net Elevation Gain

3,270.00 ft (996.70 m)

Address

OR-22
Detroit, OR 97342
United States

Features

Backcountry camping
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

03.19.19
There's still 2 to 3 feet of snow start .3 miles up the trailhead. Snow shoes is a must. I saw fresh cougar tracks on the snow so keep an eye out of you atempt to home the trail.
05.13.18
Attempted the Dome Rock/Tumble Lake hike from the upper trailhead. There was still around 2 feet of snow on the FS road so we turned back. Maybe bring snowshoes still for the upper trailhead. Still a very beautiful and worthwhile drive!
05.13.18
Attempted the Dome Rock/Tumble Lake hike from the upper trailhead. There was still around 2 feet of snow on the FS road so we turned back. Maybe bring snowshoes still for the upper trailhead. Still a very beautiful and worthwhile drive!
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