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

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skiing

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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.

hiking
11 hours ago

Day hiked to Maiden Lake from Rosary Lakes. Took about 2 hours. Snow on trail 3" or so - so slowed us a bit. Lake is gorgeous!

backpacking
12 hours ago

Nice fall hike to 3 quaint lakes. A bit of snow on trail but melting fast!

hiking
14 hours ago

backpacking
16 hours ago

Camped at Moraine Lake after the first snow. The trail was steep and well packed until first sight of South Sister. At that point, snowshoes would have helped as every other step broke through the 2+ feet of snow. Extraordinary sunrise view of South Sister. Trail coming down was difficult where packed snow had turned to ice.

Snow from basically the parking lot all the way to the top, microspikes are not needed but make a huge difference in the slushy snow.

Great trail system, well marked with cairns for the summit. Lots of other options for trails off of the PCT with nice lakes in the area. It is pretty tough but well worth the trip. My group went from Rockpile Trail #3632 to the summit of diamond peak which was about 12 miles round trip.

Had a great time. Snow in September and view of Mt Bachelor was spectacular

hiking
4 days ago

awesome day!

very challenging hike... the last part is steep and very unstable. scree sucks! however, the view from there top is magnificent. AMAZING hike! will definitely do again! if you have poles, use them! and bring plenty of water!

backpacking
7 days ago

Awesome lake! Super pristine water and not a terrible climb to get there. We actually backpacked in with the intent of camping at Cliff Lake, but there wasn't a decent place close to the lake to camp, so we continued to Porky Lake and did Mink Lake as a day hike. Next time I'll skip Porky and head right to Mink Lake.