No permit is required to do the hike to and/or around Todd Lake on the Todd Lake Loop Trail, only the Todd Lake Trail into the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Todd Lake is a short walk from the parking area and offers views of Broken Top. Access Three Sisters Wilderness with the Todd Trail climbing towards Soda Creek and Broken Top. For more information see Deschutes National Forest, Todd Lake Trailhead.
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Trailhead may not be accessible to vehicles until early June. Call the USFS office at 541-383-5300 for up to date conditions. Road can be rough in spots but accessible by most vehicles.
Day use permits are required for day use at 19 trailheads that access Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington and Three Sisters wilderness areas starting the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Friday of September.
Day use permits are only valid for entry on the date and trailhead listed on the permit.
Travel between wilderness areas is only allowed at Pacific Crest Trail trailheads.
Day use permits are not transferable. The trip leader must be present with the group at all times.
Some trails often remain snow covered into late June.
Campfires are not allowed above 5,700’ elevation and at additional lower elevation destinations.
Hikers and equestrians should obtain a detailed map of the area before planning a trip, and inquire in advance about trail conditions, particularly early in the season.
Visitors must practice Leave No Trace skills, including properly disposing of human and pet waste and carrying out all trash. Visit www.LNT.org for more information.
A federal recreation pass is required at this site including: National Forest Recreation Day Pass, Northwest Forest Pass or any Federal Lands Interagency Recreation Pass