Explore the most popular skiing trails in Deschutes National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The last 6 miles to the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle and lots of patience. I read the road was rough, but this was ridiculous. I was stuck twice and had to turn around. I later spoke with a ranger and he said he wouldn't take his vehicle up there and that most use an ATV to access the trailhead.

The trip was still beautiful and I did a lot of exploring. Just wished the road condition was better publicized.

Wonderful trail! 7miles out and back. Pretty easy hike, mostly flat the entire time. Dogs loved it as well! You follow the river for majority of the hike with beautiful views of the river and mountains. People also mountain bike on this trail. You can also just drive to the falls by following the road to the every end. (Lost of cars parked there) The falls were amazing!! Breath taking!! You can get very close to them and potentially even underneath them, but we did not try. We did the hike the first week of October:) highly recommend!

GREAT views

Land of Yar

Beautiful waterfalls and an easy hike to see all of them. This one I ranked lower only because it gets pretty congested with many other hikers and dodging the bikes get challenging. Road to trailhead is gravel but no problems navigating around the occasional pothole. Parking is a problem if you don’t get there early.

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22 days ago

Hiked this with a friend and our dogs today! Definitely a climb the whole time- but so worth the beautiful views! Can’t wait to do it again!!

Nice! Great little fall hike.

Road from Crecent Lake to Summit Lake trailhead REQUIRES high clearance 4WD vehicle.

hiking
1 month ago

Garmin InReach tracked this at 5.9 miles. This hike is a great workout, unfortunately it was cloudy and I didn't get to see what the views were like. Scree makes it fun, but I wouldn't recommend this trail for dogs.

I saw some hikers walking up the road at the beginning. Not sure if this was on purpose or they didn't see the trail. There is a trail, it goes to the right and into the woods. Don't take the road, that's lame and not as scenic.

hiking
1 month ago

We took the Pine Marten Lift to the PM Lodge, cut across Sunrise to Summit Trail and scrambled to the top. The spectacular views at the top were worth the hike which was definitely “arduous.” It was very rocky (essentially, the hike was entirely on lava rock), exposed, and occasionally quite steep. Trail was fairly easy to follow in spite of very little signage.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views, strenuous hike which is worth every step.

We hiked this a few weeks ago, and it was a great experience. It was hazy in the valley and views were limited at the summit, but it was still awesome. It was so fun to point out the runs that we normally see during the snowy season. We read somewhere that the trail is marked by orange flags, but we only saw 2-3 of them tied to the trees. The trail is very well maintained and easy to follow from the Sunrise lift. There were several other people on the trail. We pretty much followed the chairlifts up the entire way. Our group consisted of 4 women and 2 girls-age 7 and 9. The kids did great and stuck with it the entire time. Bring a good supply of water and sunscreen on a warm day. Will definitely do this again!

a little steep but completely doable and only 1/4 of a mile.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with beautiful views. We were afraid the smoke would ruin the views but we lucked out. Only drawback are the tons of yellow jackets. I am allergic so I’m probably more aware then others but they were at the trailhead, on the trail and at the top

Pretty easy hike, took about 2 hours total. Moderate elevation the whole way. Unremarkable forested scenery on way up, but pretty spectacular panoramic views at the top, but a bit smoky today (9/5), so giving it 4 stars for now. Enjoy!

The actual mileage I tracked was 7 miles, 3.5 up to the summit. Took me about 2 hours to get up to the top at a slower pace and 1.5 down. Was tough but the views are so worth it! The trail was well maintained and marked.

hiking
1 month ago

This is not a moderate hike...it is completely uphill the entire way with solid elevation gain. It has great views but don’t bother going on a cloudy or semi cloudy day-you can’t see anything. The trailhead is located at Dutchman snow park by the way-we drove by it!

Outstanding views from the summit

Great strenuous hike. It doesn't have the scenic beauty many of the nearby hikes have, but the payoff at the top is worth the trip. About half of the hike is above the tree line so expect wind. Took about 4 hours round trip.

Short easy-moderate hike with breathtaking views. Great for kids and lots of shady spots on top for picnics. Well worth the morning.

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2 months ago

Panoramic view at the top was spectacular and only took about an hour to hike up. Definitely a good way to spend some time.

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2 months ago

Hiked this with our 3 kids (ages 6, 11 and 13) and had a great time. Views of South Sister, Broken Top and Middle Sister at the top were spectacular! Highly recommend for a family hike!

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2 months ago

Excellent hike! Great views of the Cascades! Forest at the beginning, open ski run for part of the middle, eventually getting to some volcanic rock towards the top.

totally awesome. totally kicked my butt. super windy and cold at the top if you go before noon so bring a layer. loved it!!! has everything--forest, desert, and fun rock scramble. took me 2.5 hours.

Beautiful waterfalls!!

Great hike but hit it early to avoid congestion.

Starts off pretty moderate but gets tougher once you're past the top of Sunrise. It's also all exposed after then, so pack some sunscreen. There are some loose rocks and soft dirt towards the top, but it's all manageable. The views are stunning and totally worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

A straight up stellar hike. Worth the climb for the view.

Short hike for spectacular views! Worth staying for sunset but it gets windy and cold up top!

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