Broken Top Trail is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, OR that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and downhill skiing and is accessible from July until October.
Directions from Bend: Trail begins 30 miles west of Bend, north of the Cascade Lakes Hwy. at the Broken Top Trailhead on Forest Rd. 380. A high clearance vehicle is needed for travel beyond Todd Lake on the very rough Forest Rd. 370 (road remains gated closed until snow melts midsummer). This trail can be reached more easily on foot via the Todd Ridge Trail #25.2 and Soda Creek Trail.
Awesome trail with grear views.
Started at Todd Lake trailhead, so approximately 7 miles 1 way, with 2100ft elevation gain. This hike was spectacular. The wildflowers, creek, little waterfalls, and picturesque mountains along the trail were delightful. The views from Broken Top are incredible, and the glacier lake is stunning. The trail from Todd Lake to the Broken top trail junction is a fairly easy hike. The last 2-3 miles are the steepest, but not difficult. You will spend a lot of time in the sun, but also walking through snow. Able to see the Oregon cascades, Hood and Rainier.
I always hike this from the Todd Lake trailhead, the views from the saddle looking north are beautiful.
did the 15 mile out-and-back from Todd lake towards green lakes and back towards broken top yesterday. The trail was nice, busy, lots of horse poop, and dusty but expected. Trail joined the broken top trail (can be accessed by very rough road but we didn't have high clearance vehicle) and continued up to the glacial lake and viewpoint. this portion was extremely busy and fairly steep and rocky. Your efforts are greatly rewarded at the end! Make sure to continue up to the viewpoint past the lake. this longer route was long, but it had advantages the shorter route misses. ..more views of broken top, ball butte, mt bachelor, todd lake, multiple meadows and streams.
Starting at Todd Lake, we hiked up the trail for about 4-5 miles until the snow fields stopped us. Wildflowers are just starting to bloom in the meadows -- beautiful!