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3 miles of dirt road up to trail head. There was ice on the road and we got up in an Impreza but I wouldn’t try it without a 4WD vehicle. Once on the hike the first half is In the trees but once you get further up there are good 360 views of the valley. Up top is awesome with a fire lookout tower and more 360 views! There was about 2 feet of snow on the upper mountain but it was still easy to do.

scenic driving
22 days ago

11/25/18 road going up to the trailhead is pretty slick, drive safely! :)

Great hike! Amazing views from halfway to the top. Lots of doggos, so keep them on a leash, but other than that really not too busy for the first saturday in November!

Great hike, moderate incline and well maintained smooth trail. Little parking lot with no toilet. Stunning 360* views if you can climb up a short steep trail at the top. Beautiful view of mt. jefferson

on Tumalo Mountain Trail

28 days ago

Went this last weekend. Nice family hike. Recorded 4.5 miles round trip. Some ice on the trail but no snow and very cool iced up trees landscape at the top. Super cold and windy at the top as well. Heavy traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes in Oregon that often gets overlooked. The view from the top is always worth it. Easy hike, well maintained trail and dog friendly.

i have been going here for decades and i am so disappointed its packed people parked along the road tubs nasty and packed thank you social media... i most likely only be going in the dead of winter now

Definition of a steady incline from the start to finish but wasn’t too difficult. Views from the top are incredible!

on Black Butte Trail

1 month ago

Amazing views!

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike with breathtaking views. Hiked this today with a family of 5, 10 years being the youngest and a energetic dog. Mid-November and it was a cool start, still plenty of hikers! Very popular trail. I was worried reading some of these reviews that this was going to be challenging. The kids were just about to think it was when we saw the watch towers and knew we were close. We used a Garmin and found it to be about 2.4 miles to the top. (and as stated in other reviews, it is up, the whole way!). We made it in about 70 minutes up and 50 minutes down, in good tennis shoes, nothing fancy. Path is relatively soft and easy to walk, top has more rock “stairs” and can require more careful footing. As stated, it was cool today, if hiking on a warm day, start early and bring plenty of water. Had a great time, highly recommend!

It is 35 minutes from Sisters, and all but the last mile+ were good/great roads. The last little bit is rough but doable. Not a lot of parking, both lots full when we left and it is not peak season. But there is a pit toilet at the trailhead.

We are an active family, young children and inactive people will likely need to take their time.

My dog and I LOVED this trail.

1 month ago

Completed 9-8-18

Completed 9-9-18

1 month ago

Completed 9-9-18

Completed 9-9-18

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike! Beautiful views once you get up out of the trees (the views within the trees were still pretty). This is an uphill hike, the entire way- there was no reprieve. We had to stop a few times to catch our breath. The views from the top were worth it! Two lookouts to see, one is boarded up and the other is active. We could see 8 mountain peaks, even through the slight haze. There were a few 2wd vehicles at the trailhead, though the road is a little rough.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my top ten favorite hikes of all time. The views were stunning (especially of Mount Shasta) and the terrain was really different. It was fun to scale the rocks and make our way up to the stop. We drove into the waypoint which was right near the official trailhead and we'd recommend others to do the same. I think a 2wd car could make it there. It took about an hour and 45 to get up and then an hour and 30 back down. We were hiking with our 6 mo old pup who had a blast. Think some dogs could get scared with the rocks and ledge but she did great and it was super fun to watch her navigate.

hiking
1 month ago

Today we hiked this trail for the second time. Two years ago we went at Thanksgiving and we had quite some snow and couldn’t see any of the views. But loved it nevertheless. Today was a hot autumn day and totally clear. I had forgotten how steep this hike was, but it’s oh so worth it once reaching the summit. The view will blow your mind. You’ll see a big chunk of the Cascadian mountain range, a fire lookout and a historical building. Would definitely do this hike again!

Went today for the 2nd time. Totally forgot about the steep uphill hike, just remembered the amazing and rewarding view when you make it up to the top. Will definitely go again!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views reward a straight up trek.

on Black Butte Trail

1 month ago

Worth the hike up! The views are beautiful. 360 degree perspective. My 7 year old made it a slog but we eventually got there and so happy we did!

on Toketee Falls

1 month ago

Watch out for dog poop on the trail! It was kind of a bummer to have to be more aware of piles of poo than actually enjoying the scenery around. Overall, it's a beautiful tiny hike!

Highly trafficked place, many varieties of people... I went twice at night and once in the day. Seeing it in the light was so disgusting that I will never go back (and I am not a germaphobe). It is a beautiful place but it is ruined by the amount of people that flock to it. Road to hot springs is very pot holy, high clearance vehicle recommended but not needed.

hiking
1 month ago

My favourite waterfall although hike is short and usually very crowded.

Not too hard of a hike. Pretty view of Mt. Jefferson.

Went in middle October. The leaves were changing and just gorgeous.

on Stahlman Point Trail

2 months ago

Great hike

GREAT views

hiking
2 months ago

Had the place to myself today! Got there early and it was raining but I loved it. Got slightly confused with parts of the trail but figured it out. One of my new favorite hikes! Good for all skill levels. There's two ways to go in. I went on the trail on the right. The foliage was beautiful.

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