Explore the best trails near Sisters with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
dogs on leash
This area has miles of trails to ride or hike. Some are family friendly and some are technical. The views of the Cascade Mountain Range are stunning and other trails look out towards Smith Rock. There are picnic tables or ride or hike into town to the 2 fantastic bike shops. One has food carts and brews.
Gorgeous hiking! Several small meadow edges still had paintbrush & wild aster. I took the north lake trail (& forgot to turn on record until much later). I was on a photo shoot hike so didn't quite make it to the lake. Got lots of great painting material though. My painter's eyes were delighted & my feets were happy. Trail follows the south side of the lava flow, so lots of interesting formations & out croppings.
I'd call this one on the easy side of moderate. Not as tough as Black Butte but not a stroll either.
Tru Denton's review has the most accurate directions. I drove straight to it. Signage is for Lava Lake Camp, as he says.
Highly recommend this hike! It's fun going through the lava bed area and up to little belknap. Great 360 views and if your feeling up to it afterwards head over to big belknap for an even better view. We camped in the Mckenzie pass area for a week and this was by far my favorite hike.
Love this hike. Great for distance and scenery. Do it on a week day lot less people. I personally would recommend it for dogs because one end is lava rock. Trails easy to follow the road is on a small
Part of it but it's wooded enough to not ruin the lake view.
Breathtaking views with varying types of foliage. Perfect for the fall, we walked through some light snow but the walk is just difficult enough that we stayed plenty warm. The first 1/3 or so is a fairly steep climb uphill but it mellows out and makes for an easy journey back.