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4 hours ago

We just did this one a few weeks ago. We meant to take the shorter loop by cutting off that panhandle but missed the turn and ended up doing the whole thing in about 3.5 hours. It was beautiful. A bit crowded but it was a gorgeous weekend so it's to be expected.

This is my second favorite hike of all time. While misery ridge is a bit miserable, the views are well worth it. We did the full loop and really enjoyed the leisurely hike down.

I hiked from Todd Lake to the ridge above (north of) No Name Lake, and part way along the ridge toward Broken Hand. Out-and-back distance was approximately 14 miles. I started early on 7/19 and there were no mosquitoes (but then it was only 37 degrees!). This is a beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers, and beautiful scenery in every direction.

Fantastic hike, you can walk almost directly underneath the waterfall!

Awesome fossils and really gorgeous trail. Definitely do this trail early in the morning or late at night so it's cooler though!

Awesome trail! 3rd time we’ve hiked it...normally we go in the fall but decided to try it today. We did find one very small snowfield which our dog enjoyed. Additionally we found several varieties of wild flowers in bloom which was a nice treat. The views were spectacular....Mt Bachelor all the way to Mt Hood! One of our favorite hikes in all of Central Oregon and highly recommend it if you only have time for one hike.

Seriously amazing!! Seeing 10 waterfalls in 3.5 hours is pretty incredible. I guess it was really 9, the winter falls was dried up. One of my favorite hikes ever. Cool, shaded, beautiful paths, very easy terrain, and lots of water!! Not very busy on a Tuesday morning. Perfect hike for a warm summer day.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful falls loop

Beautiful, beautiful trail! Very well maintained, I would rate it as easy over moderate. I would recommend starting at the North end, as it is not as busy. Long stretches of quiet and solitude, mostly ran into people at each waterfall. Bring a bathing suit!

hiking
4 days ago

One of my favs! Heavy duty hike in full sun. If you're looking for a butt burner / vomit inducer start on Burma Road to Summit Trail, hiking up to First Kiss, then working the backside of Misery Ridge and ending at the Canyon Trail. Have fun and watch out for rattlesnakes, saw one a few weekends ago on the trail.

Plan to spend the entire day. My favorite waterfall trail so far. I feel like the map can be a little confusing. The color maps at each waterfall are easier to understand. If you can't do the entire thing, do the upper falls! So worth it. The Fitbit said we did 10 miles when we were done. I don't think it tracks the in and outs to each waterfall spot. Parking is paid, card only.

As always - a good hike with great views. Glissaded down about 1000 feet. So fun. Total time 5h.

Stunning views and lots of butterflies! Bring water and bug spray

hiking
5 days ago

No other word to describe but as intense. I’d recommend trekking poles because to get up to the false summit and to the main summit it is pretty unsteady with loose rock and powder. Very easy to lose footing. I’d also suggest bringing more than a liter of water and definitely a protein bar or two. Other than that it was a beautiful hike.

Absolutely incredible trail. Got up at 5am with the girlfriend, made our trip from Eugene shortly after and started hiking from the South falls. Great hike, very well maintained, not ruff on the feet. Said we did 64 stories at 9.1 miles. Amazing views, with multiple spots to sit an snack. We wanted to come here 3 weeks ago but the directions on this app led us to the opal creek trail instead, which was way far away from this hike, still don’t understand how the directions are so off. The address here is 20024 silver falls hwy se. sublimity Oregon 97385. Follow the road and the signs to the North or South falls parking sites. Otherwise you’ll end up like us a long ways off the 1st time hiking the wrong trails.

Hiked 7/14 (Saturday) and it was very busy at the South Falls where we parked but plenty of parking and room to spread out. First part of hike was awesome, traffic thinned the farther in we got. Picking up a map at TH was helpful. We would cut out Rim Trail if we did it again because it follows the road (but the trees are gorgeous). North Fall is worth seeing, don't take the cut and miss it. Plenty of places to pull over and rest, even behind the falls. We had a delicious lunch and local drafts after at the South Falls Cafe. It was awesome: clean restroom, refillable water station (around side), and a great patio to sit, enjoy, relax.

Hike is about 8.7 miles if you explore the entire loop. Truly a beautiful hike. more easy than moderate, although a few spots have quite a few steps and some points of rapid elevation. Started at the south entrance as suggested and traffic was light once we got going on the trail. Definitely worth it.

hiking
6 days ago

My 12 year old and i hiked to the summit 5 days ago, it was a tough trail and yes the mosquitos were bad in the forest just before you come up to the Moraine Lake trail jct.. We will fo this one again for sure. Make sure to take sunscreen, sunglasses and at least 2-3L of water, unless you plan on stopping at the alpine lake below the summit to refill.

hiking
7 days ago

The Butte is a landmark and sits centrally to many of the Cascade peaks from South Sister and Broken Top to Mt. Adams in Washington. This morning I got to the trail at 4:00 AM so that I was the only one on the trail and the peak where I lingered through sunrise. The wild flowers were in abundance (Washington Lilly’s, lupin, red columbine, Queen Anne lace, etc...) and being the only one I was able to take my time and enjoy the views, sounds, smells, and flowers.

I rated this as four stars as during the normal day the trail is heavily used, dusty, and exposed. Morning / Evening is best. The views are great at the top and it is accessible for children and adults of all ages.

hiking
7 days ago

On this clear Friday the 13th, the air was clear making the vistas breathtaking.

This was my 4th Time on South Sister. Great weather and the trail is virtually snow free (except one little patch for like 20 feet that may have melted by days end). Lots of sun screen. Carried 5 liters of fluid - only drank 2 but finished the rest when i got down. Mosquitoes were not that bad - just a few at the start.
I am 52 and I hiked from Devils Lake Campground to the summit proper in 3 hours 20 minutes. Had some food (Carne Asada all meat burrito) and took some pics then headed down. Took me 2 hours 12 minutes to get back to the campground. Total hiking time was 5:32 minutes. One AP said 13.7 miles and another said 13.5. I also wore North Face Ultra 110 trail running shoes - my favorite - low tops and no rocks got in. It was a good hike and workout.

Excellent introduction to big mountain hiking and climbing. Requires some fitness and persistence, but this trail does not require any technical climbing skill. Moderately fit people can get to the summit in 4 hours from Devil’s Lake Trail Head. This same person will need a little over 3 hours to hike down. Fit (specifically: active runners and hikers) people can summit in 3-3.5 hours and descend in under 3. Add an hour at the summit to enjoy the views. I highly recommend trekking poles as it is easy to slip on the way down. Trail can be hiked in sturdy tennis shoes, but hiking boots are best to reduce the amount of dirt and rocks that can get into your shoes. Trail shoes are great.

Beautiful views & a great sense of achievement await those who summit.

Did this hike yesterday, a Wednesday. There was a lot of cars at the trailhead but they seemed to mostly be at the lake. We only passed three groups the entire hike! The view at the very top is well worth the climb, but go expecting a fairly consistent uphill walk for at least 2 miles out of the 3 up. Beautiful views, wildlife and flowers- but wear bug spray! We got eaten alive!

Hiked trail on July 5 from Devil's lake to summit and back. Departed 0915, Moraine Lake 1015, Bottom of Lewis Glacier 1215, Summit 1315. Entire route was warm and sunny, until the top where it was cold and windy. Hardest hike I've done for sure. Total out and back time around 7.5 hours. Last 2 miles took 2 hours extremely steep and loose footage makes for a slow final summit.

Great hike! Hiked from Todd lake all of the way up and our watch recorded 17.2 miles out and back.
Lots of mosquitoes in the first about 2 miles while in the forest, once you get past that point you are mosquito free unfortunately didn’t take repellent and walked out with a ton of them.
No name lake is stunning and well worth the hike up, the whole hike was beautiful. I’d go back and stay the night! We also went with our 3 pups and they loved all of the streams on the way up!
10/10 recommend!

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely start this hike early!! It gets incredibly busy towards late-morning/mid-day. Also recommend starting at the North end trail-head. You won’t hit much traffic until you reach the last 3-4 miles of the trail. You can also hike down to a few of the waterfalls for a swim! Trail is lined with strawberries/blackberries/raspberries most of the way, so the smell is amazing in the summer! Do be prepared for a nice little hike up a decent amount of stairs.

WINDY!!!!! We backpacked up to no name lake 7/10, it was a great hike up. Reading reviews of surrounding area we of course brought bug spray but there really didn’t seem to be any bugs giving us a hard time. The lake was beautiful by around 4/5:00 the wind stared to kick in, it was so powerful that it swept my sleeping bag across the lake onto a patch of ice. The wind also flattened my tent in the middle of the night and broke some of the poles. Not sure if it’s always windy like this up there but we also chose the one little camp site that wasn’t near the others and therefor did not have the same shelter as the others(we chose it because of it’s secluded from the rest). Most of the camping sites are going to be clustered in all directly next to each other and not much room, so be prepared for that. We talked to other people that stayed on the other side of the peak and it sounded like they didn’t have any issues with the wind. If I were to do it again I’d camp on one of the streams going up to the lake. Lastly if you do hike to the lake make sure you make it to the top of the trail!!! The end of the trail takes you to a ridge that gives you a wonderful view of all the cascades, it’s incredible and I saw lots of hikers skip out on what I thought was the best part.

Didn't hike the trail, walked up the road and about half a mile up the road I was SWARMED by mosquitos. The gate wasn't open yet to drive to the trail head as of Sunday 7/8 but it was beautiful. obviously i didnt hike all the way to no name since the bugs were so bad but Todd lake was beautiful. All other reviews say they went up todd ridge trail... guess thats what im doing next time. no idea how I'm the only one swarmed by bugs but hey learned my lesson!

hiking
10 days ago

Get there early. We started at the North end at 9am and it was not crowded. By the time we hit the South end about 11am, it was packed. We continued on to do the loop. Beautiful hike and well worth, you can walk behind most of the falls. When it gets crowded, it is hard for everyone to fit behind the falls though.
One after another, we could not stop taking pictures through the Old growth forests. It is a moderate hike, with switchbacks.

Hiked it today from Todd Lake. Very pleasant hike, nothing too strenuous, a few small snow patches on the top, gorgeous views, lake is beautiful and plenty of water breaks for the dog. No mosquitoes!!!

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