hiking

views

forest

walking

lake

birding

nature trips

trail running

kid friendly

wildlife

dogs on leash

wild flowers

mountain biking

river

camping

backpacking

snowshoeing

fishing

waterfall

horseback riding

dog friendly

skiing

cross country skiing

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises 1.8 million acres along the east side of the Cascade Range.

straightforward to the top. Good views of Bachelor and the 3 sisters.

nice river trail and the falls are good. Can be crowded with lots of bikers.

This was an awesome hike but make no mistake, it's a very hard hike. I'd consider myself an experienced hiker, having done many other summits at greater distance and higher elevation. However, this hike is among the hardest I've done. The elevation gain over such a short distance is challenging. The last 2 miles are very tough as the terrain becomes very loose and steep. We planned to summit in about 3.5 hours and ended up taking about 5.5 hours to get to the top. That's how challenging this hike can be. But all the challenges made the view at the top just that much more worth it!

interesting, beautiful. a must see when visiting the area,

beautiful hike with lots of features to enjoy...very easy aside from the initial 1/2 mile, which is easy but all uphill

hiking
1 day ago

I have to start with the aroma! It's a wonderful sweet smell comparable to fine fragrance. I wish I could bottle it up. It's a Beautiful maintained trail along side the creek. Cute benches and picnic tables here and there. Feels a bit magical in some areas

A hiking buddy and I had been wanting to take this hike for sometime and surpassed any expectations I might have had regarding it. As recommended by William Sullivan, we began at the Meek Lake trailhead. However the dirt road that leads from Crescent Lake to Summit Lake is not maintained and with each passing year, it degrades further. It took us about 30 minutes to travel the 3.9 miles.

As for the hike, it is a gradual uphill. The lodgepole forest was replaced near Meek Lake with the more appealing shade of hemlocks and firs, and the dusty trail was softened by needles and canopy litter. With a myriad of ponds and lakes along the path, the hike in my opinion offers a wide variety of photographic opportunities. Lastly, the trail offers a tremendous amount of solitude. We hiked it on a Sunday in mid-August and never met a single person along the trail. It was only at East Lake that we met a few backpackers.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Not too busy. Nice paved or dirt trails.

Is the Todd lake gate open to drive up to the broken top trail head?

hiking
2 days ago

Did this hike on 8/10/2017. One of the most beautiful I have ever been on!! I was nervous since it was rated difficult, but after hiking it am assuming the difficult rating is because of its length? It was filled with beautiful wild flowers, fun little creeks to cross, gorgeous views everywhere you look. Hiking across some snow patches was slippery but fun and you are rewarded greatly when you turn the corner and see No name lake... WOW!! We sat and ate lunch enjoyed the view and continued on up the ridge and there was the 3 sisters in all its glory!! Highly recommend this to all who love to hike! And not 1 mosquito bite!