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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.

This trail is near our home and is always a nice walk along the river n through the woods for a quick AM hike or evening hike! great for kids.

11 hours ago

Amazing views from Sparks Lake. You don't even need to hike to see South Sister looming over the lake. Tons of people on the water and around the lake on a weekend in July. Trail take you around the area and offers multiple views of Sparks Lake, South Sister, and Broken Top. A must do if in the area.

17 hours ago

July 23, 2017: great overall hike; respectable elevation gain; we went 5 miles out and 5 miles back, turning back at sign to Green Lakes; trip can be extended to Broken Top, Todd Lake, as well as completed as longer loop via Green Lakes; perfect access to water for dogs; relatively easy water crossing, but rocks are slippery when wet; view are great, which begin after a couple miles; park at Green Lakes TH; we completed 10 miles in 3.5 hours. Cheers.

18 hours ago

20 hours ago

Very challenging hike, but worth the views!

1 day ago

The trail is almost snow free as of 22 July.

My family is planning to hike this week - a bit concerned about snow levels - any updates after all this gorgeous HOT weather we've been having?

Great day hike. Not too tough, not too many mosquitoes, and very pretty

This trail was amazing and fairly easy to hike! Although the drive out is fairly smooth until the end, you will likely want to take a car that is capable of handling rough rocky roads. The trail itself is moderately wide and hard packed dirt, even crossing through bits of the stream from time to time. The hike to the falls consists of primarily flat ground, however does hit some considerable uphill chunks. The path is surrounded by gorgeous manzanita bushes accompanied by breathtaking purple flowers. Overall a very scenic hike with an incredibly rewarding destination.