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enjoyable hike for the morning good workout. loads of people on the trail, easy tracking with goo signage and the view is just amazing

I went last weekend with my GSD. We had a great time. We only walked 7.5 miles out of the possible 20 miles that is listed. Different terrains. The terrain was dirt, sand and rock. I really enjoyed it. There were some people shooting when we went. They were in a different direction then where we were at. We didn’t actually see anybody on the trail. I think this will be a trail that I will enjoy going back to a few times a year.

It is a peaceful trail, not a lot of people. Great place to take the dogs.

Great hike, lots of elevation gain. It took us and a dog about 3 hours there and back. Be aware that out and back is almost 6 miles to top of the peak. The view was incredible and worth it!

I’m still floating on a cloud because we did this. It definitely earns its hard rating. It is up up up up up up up and then straight down down down down down down down. But the summit was such a spectacular surprise it couldn’t of been more beautiful. just wow. Definitely bring hiking poles and lots of water. It took us five hours. we had something to eat at the top and we stopped pretty often on the way up and down because our legs were spent. Beautiful foliage in the woods. just an amazing hike. highly recommend. Only ran into seven other people. Mid November and we didn’t wear jackets we had to tie them around our waste. Lol❤️

beautiful views. Can be tough in parts as it is pretty steep.

backpacking
2 days ago

Finished Summit 11/17, just days before road closures to be set. It was a beautiful clear day with amazing views that make the strenuous climb worth it. Had micro spikes on and took ice axe just in case but didn’t need it really. Summit is tough in November but not technical. Take plenty of water, I didn’t and regretted it.

Hard at times due to continued climbing up, but it’s worth every step because of the amazing views at the very top.

hiking
2 days ago

Loads of bugs, loose soil on the way up makes the climb difficult, but the view from the top is worth it. We were fortunate to be hiking this trail during the "California Tortoiseshells" migration; Thousands of butterflies swarmed us near the peak.

This hike is amazing! Highly recommend! Dog friendly. Lake along the way for pups to swim and cool off.

I did this on 11-12. It was very difficult and snow/ice were everywhere after the first mile. If you’re going to attempt it have an ice axe and crampons. It was super sketchy coming down with the snow melting and soft. The views were first rate and incredible at the top but be prepared.

pretty easy trail. Be careful of the hunters though! They like to sneak in to the preserve part and shoot the ducks, geese and whatever. I have caught a few in there. Wouldn't be much for them to accidentally shoot one of my dogs or a person...too risky! the company's hands are tied and of course the officers are too far away to catch them. It's so unfortunate for the rest of us. Just be careful and very aware when you go out there.

easily accessible

Great hike with beautiful scenery

So much fun...the sign at the bottom rates this hike as extremely difficult and I would agree with that as you are bouldering for most of it. Challenging but totally worth it...our GPS indicated 10km round trip.

I couldn’t record this hike, as the app will not allow me to record routes if I’m not connected to the internet to log into my account? I’m not sure if that’s a bug or a feature....

Anyways, this hike is a delight. I was able to Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and just the crest of Mt. Rainier. But don’t let the mileage fool you. I started this hike at noon and had to race down Kings Mountain Trail to beat the sunset. You don’t want to caught night hiking on these slopes.

Beautiful hike and views. Did an amazing sunrise hike and the whole way up to the peak we got beautiful views of the sun coming over the mountains with the lake in front. Little steep at times but definitely a consistent incline. Top has a well worth it view.

This hike is on the tougher side! The loop on this trail map includes the "most difficult" section (left) and the "difficult" (right). We opted to do the "difficult" as an out and back, which is actually just a bit longer than doing the loop. Some areas are super steep, and there are rocks on the trail as you get up towards the summit. The views are amazing, and the wind whips pretty wild up top. Our dog was fine the entire way, and we ended at 7.6 miles in 3.5 hours, including a 20 minute break at the top for snacks and photos.

Awesome trail, very busy, very doable for anyone. Easy trail and short enough to take your time. $5 parking fee.

hiking
8 days ago

Very difficult. I am in shape, but still took me a long time to reach the summit. Worth every bit of it though, the views from the top are unlike any other. Best hike in Oregon for sure

Beautiful trail to the top. Quite the Climb though.

Definitely a good workout climbing boulders and straight up in spots. Worth it once you are at the top. Parking at trailhead is a challenge

hiking
9 days ago

Insane day up at South Sister. Snow covered 95% of trail and I was only able to reach the summit because I brought an ice ax and crampons. I would not attempt the last 200 ft without at least an ice ax.

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked up past Moraine Lake today for lunch and views. Was nice to be in the snow and get another hike in before it gets too snowy. Was fine with hiking shoes and poles. Mostly snow covered starting about 1/2 mile in from the trailhead.

Nice easy hike with some great views. Parking can be tricky so get here early when you can. Definitely steep at some points, wear good shoes. Lovely views of the lake.

Great hike. Leave early! Long and rhythmic. Pretty cold up top (Nov.9). Bring gloves if going all the way to the summit.

hiking
10 days ago

No hiking staff needed! You'll need both hands to help negotiate many areas, though you're not really "boulder scrambling"... it's more like climbing steep stairs for most of the hike. There are hand rails where you need them. I was glad I wore low cut, light weight hiking tennis shoes as it allowed me to flex and extend my feet for longer strides from rock to rock (ankle supporting, leather boots would have slowed me down on this hike, though that's what I usually wear for hikes). A Camelback (go figure) style hydration backpack is the way to go... keep your hands free!

Great hike with incredible views. It’s a challenge but definitely not as hard as the signs suggest. Most of the steep areas have hand rails. Parking is difficult, do it on a weekday if possible.

on Green Lakes Trail

hiking
10 days ago

As spectacular as everyone says. Passed no more than 15 or so people in both directions with long stretches of solitude including at the lake itself. Conditions: Cascade Lakes Highway clear (from Bend) except for one snowy/icy hill just west of Mount Bachelor. Trail clear for first mile or so, packed snow for the next two (not slippery), some icy hills in the final stretch -- enough that I put on traction for the trip down. Tentative road closure date is 11/19 so enjoy this trail now!

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