Three Fingered Jack Standard Summit Route

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Three Fingered Jack Standard Summit Route is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sisters, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.6 miles 2821 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is an advanced mountaineering climb with vertical walls at the top and very poor rock. You absolutely MUST have rock climbing and mountaineering skills and the relative gear to make this ascent. From the parking area, follow the Pacific Crest Trail to nearly the western face of the mountain. Look for a cairn marking the climbers route and follow it up to the summit pinnacles where you will need to clip into bolts in the rock. You and your partner will belay each other for the rest of the trip and most likely rappel down from the summit which is a very narrow ridge, only about a foot wide with over thousand foot drops on either side. If you have any fear of heights whatsoever do not attempt this climb. Again, you must have prior experience leading climbs to attempt this.


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1 month ago

hiking

Only difficult if you continue past the 5.5 mile mark and climb the scree. The rest of the hike is maybe moderate. The way the trail is cut its a gradual climb. It is a beautiful trip and well worth the miles on your feet, Use your bug spray (which I had left in my car) 'Cause when you get up out of the burned out area, they are hungry little buggers!


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2 months ago

Very dusty trail but beautiful day. Well worth the drive and want to hike more of it!


1 year ago

hiking

Stunningly beautiful climb for relatively moderate effort!


3 years ago

hiking

Great hike, wonderful trail with lots of green and a nice creek to listen to. Start early so you have enough sunlight to really light up the east face of 3 fingered. The Mountain goat trail take you to the beginning of Canyon Creek. An epic glacier with a deep blue pool of water and ice. Keep hiking up until you reach the saddle of east ridge. Then you can hike closer to Jack or hike east and get to the top of East ridge. From the top is an awesome view and you can even see Jack Lake and the parking lot. I made the choice to bushwhack back to the truck and some how made it. I would hike this every year. Great trail.


4 years ago

hiking

Out and back from Jack Lake trail head. Easy trail until near the base of Three Fingered Jack then a steep ascent thru scree. Did the loop of Canyon Creek trail in and trails 4010 & 4014 out.


4 years ago

hiking

I love this hike I really, really do! The hike follows the PCT along a ridge line. We went past the "viewpoint" on up to the top, the last stretch is a fairly steep mountain goat trail. We made it within 200ft from the top, it gets pretty sketchy up there. Excellent views of Black Butte, Mt Washington, Three Sisters, Hoodoo, Big Lake, Hayrick Butte, Berley Lakes, Santiam Lake, Duffy Lake. Beautiful wildflowers.