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Pretty hike! Not particularly difficult - I was expecting a bit more of a challenge, but the view is nice and I love trekking through the woods.

We hiked to the top yesterday. Weather was clear and the views were amazing - smoke was just a light haze in the distance. The hike is strenuous - I do the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway hike every year and this felt just as hard, although we were moving at a pretty good pace and I haven't spent any time at altitude this year so the thin air probably hit me harder than I expected. The top third of the mountain is composed primarily of loose volcanic rocks, gravel and sand. When it's very dry (as it was yesterday) this mixture is surprisingly loose, and the descent in particular was a bit hairy with slips and trips. I highly recommend bringing poles for the descent, even if you don't like to use them to climb up.

hiking
3 days ago

Hike from trailhead to Moraine lake with overnight gear was strenuous! Started hike around 1130am and got to the lake by 130pm. Once you get into the open desert it gets HOT and there is very little shade. Having said that, we just happened to hike this trail on the hottest day of the year with smoke surrounding us. Ate lunch, set up camp and were going to wait until the next day to summit but we met some new friends and decided to start our ascent at 215pm. The smoke didn't allow us to see the views very well but the mountain and glaciers alone was worth it. Summited at 700pm and got back to Moraine lake at 900pm. Just in time for sunset! 35,200 step day. Bring at least 4 litres of water, if not a water pump! Overall steps were 53,600! Can't wait to do again later in life.

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5 days ago

the trail was really nice and our dogs loved it ! wide path !

Nice walk along mostly gravel path.

walking
7 days ago

beautiful easy hike! the leaves are gorgeous right now!

My wife and I left from Devils Lake at 7:30am. The temperature was cold, which made hiking easier. The last 1/2 mike had snow which had turned to ice overnight. We had Yac Tracks, but it was still sketchy. It was really windy through that section and some people were turning around. We kept going and the views did not disappoint. A difficult yet amazing hike.

this hike is amazing... I did a sunrise hike. started at 3 am and the sky was clear and the stars were brilliant. still needed a headlamp since there was no moonlight. There was a lot of ice right at the start of the screet, is what I think people were calling it. This was my first time hiking it and I did it solo so. I went up the climbers side on accident and summited on the east side if Teardrop pool so I missed the part to turn off to the west side. Still had spectacular views. I was scared AF because I didn't have ice gear. but was able to fit my feet into prior hikers grooves. I did have winter boots with extra grip but it was still very sketchy. maybe in the afternoon is would have melted a bit but just a heads up! Enjoy!

9 days ago

Great little camp site. Nice trails, quiet, peaceful, during Winter anyway!

Wonderful trail! 7miles out and back. Pretty easy hike, mostly flat the entire time. Dogs loved it as well! You follow the river for majority of the hike with beautiful views of the river and mountains. People also mountain bike on this trail. You can also just drive to the falls by following the road to the every end. (Lost of cars parked there) The falls were amazing!! Breath taking!! You can get very close to them and potentially even underneath them, but we did not try. We did the hike the first week of October:) highly recommend!

It was lush and beautiful. Watch out your step though. Some spots are dangerous for unexperienced hikers. We lost the trail after 4 miles due to fallen trees and other things blocking the way. It’s easy to lose the trail if you do t know where you are going.

I’ve done this twice now. It’s a pretty trail no matter what time of year. WALK ON THE GRAVEL ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE A BRIDGE TO THE RIGHT. I see many people getting lost on the off spurt trails. Dog friendly, not a hard trail either. The gravel road is more tiring than the actual trail. Lots of cool history as well.

17 days ago

Camped at Devils Lake, freaking awesome! Did a sunrise hike end of September. 1230AM Got to the summit before 6 and it was spectacular. It was a beautiful night with plenty of stars. Didn’t really even need a headlamp, moon lit most of the way. A lil cool but everything was just perfect. Saw a deer at night. I would definitely do it again, maybe for a sunset next time. Love the Sisters!!

This is a demanding trail at the top, pace yourself. the glacier water at the top is worth the hike buy itself, Lol. Absolutely stunning view from the top summit! We started around 10:00, maybe a bit too late.We did the last hour back in the dark, thankfully we had lights. Great hike!!

Trail in great shape, some nice fall colors. Not too difficult, dog loved it.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike. Camp at Moraine Lake the night before. This will get you up a good chunk of the hike and you get a great sunrise view over Broken Top. Path is easy to follow. Wear PANTS keeps out small rocks and dust from your shoes. Stop at the glacier pond a refill your water. And enjoy the top.

Beautiful waterfalls and an easy hike to see all of them. This one I ranked lower only because it gets pretty congested with many other hikers and dodging the bikes get challenging. Road to trailhead is gravel but no problems navigating around the occasional pothole. Parking is a problem if you don’t get there early.

Quiet, secluded, peaceful. A new favorite.

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked the South Sister climber trail for the first time today, took a little over 9 hours with about 30-45mins on top. Honestly it was pretty tough for me haha! I have not hiked or rucked for about 2 years so I can’t be super surprised about that! The higher you go the worse it gets( shocker right) I was sucking wind near the top! Views unfortunately were very obscured by haze/clouds. But I had a great time, the trail was easy to spot and follow. There was also a lot of friendly people, who were supportive along the way! I was going solo so that’s good!!! Would do it again!

22 days ago

I summited this for my birthday and it was definitely the hardest but incredible thing I’ve ever done. We started at 12am to make it up for sunrise and it was incredible. Took us 10 hours total, but we were on the summit for an hour ish. Very cold so make sure you have layers for the top. The elevation didn’t really affect me until 10,000+. I also took chlorophyll pills a few days before and twice while hiking.

hiking
23 days ago

This trail is hard. Bring water and food with you. We saw people without either. It is beautiful and worth the effort.

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23 days ago

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Started at 6am finished at 2:30pm with an hour on the top. It was a great but physically and mentally demanding hike! Although I am in pretty good hiking shape, I’m a little overweight and it took me 4.5 hrs to summit.
The hike through the forest and the plateau in the middle seemed pretty mellow to me, but starting the steep shale uphill is where you just need to keep your spirits high and go steady. I went at a slow pace throughout this part by taking small steps and taking a couple seconds of rest every ~20 steps. It was more of a mental challenge. I highly recommend going early in the day, as it was hotter when I came down!
View was smokey to the south, but northwards was good and could see all the way to Mt. Adams in WA! Definitely worth it. Bring sun protection, layers (colder/windy at top), food, and at least 3L of water.
Trailhead from Devils Lake Canpground indicates hike will be 12.5 miles long - my phone said 15 miles at the end of the day. Maybe it’s somewhere in between...

Not difficult. Nice hike through the forest with moderate uphill. Pretty lakes along the way.

hiking
26 days ago

This hike was A LOT harder than I had initially planned and it is a lot longer than the trail signs lead on. I wore my FitBit while hiking and it tracked upwards of 19 miles by the time we got back to our car.
This hike was absolutely gorgeous, however. I wore plenty of layers. My recommendation is to pack layers, food, but pack light. You’re gonna hate your backpack by the end of it, haha.

hiking
28 days ago

Started at the trailhead at 6 am on a cold clear morning.
First 30 minutes in the dark. Broke out of the tree line around 7am to see the sun about to peek over near Broken Top to the East.
Beautiful views, and a tiring last section before the false summit- I’d recommend fueling up by the lake below Lewis Glacier.
Lucky enough to have the summit to myself for about 20 minutes before I headed back down.
Views clear to Mt. Adams.
Absolutely brilliant day!

Nice! Great little fall hike.

love love love. Summit 2 times in a three week period. love this place

A good trip, trail is steep but fairly short and the views are nice. It was also fun to rummage in the tailings of the old mine in the ghost town down below.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is TOUGH but well worth the effort. We went on Saturday with no views at the summit except for the beautiful smiling faces that were thankful they made it. Started around 8:30am and made it back to the car by 4:00pm with a long stop for lunch. If there’s clouds at the top when you start, don’t count on them to burn off. The views up to the clouds were great though, broken top, a few glacier fed lakes, and the endless trees surrounding. Bring warm clothes and plenty of food and water and it’s a great way to spend the day!

hiking
1 month ago

Two week back to back hiking at South sister trail. First week with great weather but we didn't manage time well and had to stop at the glacier, one mile shy of the top. I went there again yesterday. Weather was good initially but changed quickly. It was freezing cold with thick fog and gusty wind while climbing up. Even the rocks started to frost. Stayed at the summit all by myself for 15 miserable minutes with absolute no view and a shivering body. Finished in 7 tough hours. Will go again!

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