With a multitude of trout filled lakes, spectacular views of Mount Jefferson, and unbelievable beauty Hunt’s Cove Loop is dazzling. It offers numerous established back country campsites making it easy to customize an itinerary for the 17 mile trek. Access is restricted through limited permits helping to preserve this magical place and provide solitude for those who seek it. Hunt’s Cove easily ranks near the top my list for an epic multi-day adventure destination.
This trail is part of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. Limited entry permits for this area must be obtained beforehand at recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Permits are not avaiable at the Pamelia Creek Road trailhead. Additionally, a Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking. Parking permits are not available for purchase at the parking lot.