Best Trails near Sisters, Oregon

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on Clear Lake Trail
4 days ago

hiking

We like to start at Clear Lake Resort and hike North around the lake. Easy hike most of the way. You will hike thru an old lave flow on the East side of the lake. Some loose lava rock and can get very hot in the summer. Bring your water bottle. Beautiful views of the Three Sister's. And the lake's color is amazing. A nice bridge takes you over the start of the McKenzie river on the south end. Plan about 2.15 hours for this hike.

on Tam McArthur Rim
8 days ago

hiking

Great hike with my wife and daughter, legs get a wake up right away but then some relief as the trail levels out some then back to steep and level out for most of the way. Can't complain too much about the trail as we saw a cross country team running up and down the trail. Got to the Rim and had a snack. I continued on for a couple more miles until the well-traveled trail ends and then it is kinda sketchy and much caution is recommended from there on. The view of Broken Top's icy blue lake is fantastic. It sits in Broken Top's crater.

on Suttle Lake Loop Trail
10 days ago

hiking

Easy hike!

on Black Crater
10 days ago

Final view feels like you are on top of the world

on Matthieu Lakes Trail
11 days ago

hiking

From Lava Camp Lake walked to South Matthieu lake then to North Matthieu lake, returning to Lava Camp Lake via the PCT. Almost no mosquitos the entire walk. Heading north on the PCT from North Matthieu provides some grand views of lava fields, a few wild flowers, and some Cascade peaks. Nice short day hike.

on Tam McArthur Rim
14 days ago

hiking

Great hike! Steep in some spots, and my legs are feeling it the next day, but it was totally worth the views at the top! I followed the path towards Broken Top at the end of the trail, which has an even better view of the Sisters about a mile in. You can follow the path even further towards Broken Top if you feel up for it.

on Matthieu Lakes Trail
16 days ago

backpacking

Beautiful little lake with easy access from Lava Lake. Barely any mosquitos and few other over nighters on a Thursday and Friday. We did see a number of day hikers and met numerous people hiking the PCT, one couple had even started from Mexico back in April and was heading on to Canada hoping to arrive in September! Amazing group of hikers. We took a day hike to Opie Dilldock pass and were rewarded with incredible views of the mountains, varied terrain (from forest to lava flows and open alpine meadows) and wildflowers in their glory! Weather was perfect, not too hot and it was an incredible experience!

on Broken Top Loop Trail
16 days ago

backpacking

This was an amazing backpacking trip. Me and my partner started out at three creeks lake and hiked up the tam mcarthur rim trail until we reached a sign saying "unmaintained trail", however the trail was just as good as any maintained trail I've been on. From there we continued towards broken top. When we started gaining elevation closer to the mountain we turned off trail just before the knob named broken hand, this is the small peak right before broke top. We walked in the direction between broken top and ball butte where eventually we found the next trail (not hard to miss). From here we hiked broken top trail (there are no signs saying it is broken top trail but you will know it when you get to it). On broken top trail we continued to follow the signs that say to green lakes which will eventually take you all the way around broken top. Green lakes sits between broken top and the south sister. Up to the point where we reached camp at green lakes we hiked close to 14 miles. The next day we hiked north on the green lakes trail until we reached a split in the trail. At this point we got onto park meadow trail and hiked through the burnt forest to the park meadow tie trail (this trail takes you back to three creek lake just follow the signs saying "to three creek lake"). This section we hiked was close to 12 miles.
P.S. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and a warm sleeping bag or something warm to sleep in. We only brought hammocks and 2 blankets each and froze all night. Have Fun!

on Little Belknap Crater
20 days ago

Wear strong shoes and have your sunblock ready

on Black Crater Trail
23 days ago

hiking

Incredibly beautiful, but definitely a challenging hike and a great workout!

on Three Fingered Jack Stand...
28 days 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!

on Tam McArthur Rim
29 days ago

hiking

Excellent trail! The payoff is so worth it! A little steep in the beginning and at the end but not too bad. I would have rated it as moderate but the conditions were perfect when I went. Definitely doing it again soon.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
1 month ago

hiking

It was a tough uphill hike for a newbe. The views were fantastic. Make sure to fill out the day use form at the trailhead, there was a ranger about 1/2 mile in checking hikers for the form.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
1 month ago

hiking

It was a fun hike. Rolled in some snow that was still hidden behind the meadow to cool off.

The water was beautiful, the fishing was great, and you can't beat the view.

on Three Creek Lake Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Breathtaking view of the Tam McArthur Rim. Just a little steep jaunt in the beginning then the hike lays flat. An easy hike for all skill levels. Be sure to bring mosquito spray.

on Black Crater
1 month ago

hiking