Broken Top Trail is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon 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.