Bend Glacier and No Name Lake is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length15.2 miElevation gain2,880 ftRoute typeOut & back
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A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Tumalo Falls trailhead. Beautiful trail with stunning views at Broken Top. This trail goes to No Name Lake and Broken Hand Mountain. There are a variety of different terrains to traverse, please be prepared.

The upper part of the ridge is extremely steep and exposed. Many suggest using a rope and using protection. Northwest Forest Pass required.

Directions from Bend: Trail begins 30 miles west of Bend, north of the Cascade Lakes Hwy. at the Broken Top Trailhead on Forest Rd. 380. A high clearance vehicle is needed for travel beyond Todd Lake on the very rough Forest Rd. 370 (road remains gated closed until snow melts midsummer). This trail can be reached more easily on foot via the Todd Ridge Trail #25.2 and Soda Creek Trail.

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Anna Rivera
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BackpackingGreat!

We hiked to no name lake and back. Decided to hammock near the top and that was a horrible idea because it was FREEZING and very windy at night (even during the summer) Hike was worth it though! Such a beautiful lake

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Madeline Meredith
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The view at the top is worth every mile... took my breathe away.

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Sarah Massar
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Hiked 10/26, no snow yet. Beautiful views of Broken Top and South sister on the way in. For sure hike up the ridge on the other side of No Name Lake, absolutely stunning! I also took a detour and climbed up into the middle of Broken Top and that was beyond worth it, 10/10.

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Buzzy N
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I didn't think that my car could make the nasty road to the main trailhead, so I headed out from Todd Lake. It's about 14 (lovely!) miles. If you want to go this route, from Todd Lake, take a right on Todd Trail, then a right onto Soda Creek Trail, a right onto Broken Top Trail, then that will end at the trail to No Name Lake. Take a left on that. The thing that surprised my most was Broken Top's colors! Seeing them from afar doesn't do them justice. Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, purples, greens, and the stark white glaciers against them. Amazing.

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Rick Reinaker
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Beautiful day on the trail.

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Ryan L
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Exceptional hike. Start early! I got to the trailhead at 7am on a Friday, was the second car in the lot. You can purchase a day pass at the kiosk at the trailhead. Make sure you keep right at Todd Lake, it was a bit difficult to determine which route to take. Most of the hike has a gentle increase in elevation until about 2 miles to the top. There were a few steep inclines, I was fine without poles (but out of breath). Once you reach No Name Lake, it is definitely worth it to hike the extra half mile or so up to the ridge. There are fantastic views of the Sisters, and on a clear day you can see all the way to Mount Hood and farther! There was a bit of snow at the peak, but definitely walkable, the lower altitude snow melted in the past week of warmer weather. I got to the top in 2.5 hours, and only encountered two other parties. After soaking in the views for a while, I started descent around 10:30 am and the trail back was full of people. I got to the parking lot at 12:30 pm and it was completely full. You can still park on the road leading to the trail head, but I can imagine during peak season that can even fill up. I would rate this hike as moderate if you're comfortable with the length. Overall great experience, breath taking views, hard to beat!

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Ryan Stauffer
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Only got about 4 miles in. The snow was much deeper than I expected and once you get to the open areas, the weather is unforgiving. Smoke significantly affected visibility. Will come back again on a nicer day maybe with some views.

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Lindsay Veazey
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I parked at the Todd Lake trailhead around 8:30am on a Thursday and there were plenty of spots, plus the road there is completely fine for cars. The trail grade, terrain, and length made this a moderate trail for me- nowhere near South Sister’s “one step forward, half a step back” death march. I hit the lake in 2:30 and, after a 20 minute break at the top, descended in 2:00. The view at the saddle and down by the lake can’t be beat!

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Curt Baunsgard
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HikingGreat!

Fun hike. Views of Broken Top were spectacular. Not much left of Bend Glacier. It was worth hiking around the lake and climbing to the summit to look down in the lake and glacier. The last 3 miles were steep, akin to the top part of South Sister. There is a shorter hike to the lake starting from 3 Creeks, I think. Better double check first. As I recall it was about a 5 mile out and back vs. this one was 16 mile out and back

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Renee McCoy
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Regina Galieva
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Started this hike from Todd Lake parking lot. The road to this parking lot is safe for cars! The hike itself was extremely rewarding and generous on scenic views.

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Remigijus Endriuska
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Our concern was the "rough and unmaintained road". If you are planning to drive up there, I would recommend a pickup truck or a vehicle with at least 8" ground clearance. Most of the cars up there were pickup trucks. We saw a RAV4 and, of course, few Subaru's. The car we rented for vacation was a midsized SUV and we did not want to take the risk. Instead, we rented a Ford F150 from enterprisetrucks for about 110$ for the day. We had no problems getting to the trailhead with the pickup truck. (we were able to rent it the day before). Hope this helps!

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Janie Biggs
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Meredith Knowles
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Great full day of hiking. Others posted and I concur— the last two miles are really what make this a “difficult” trail. Went on a profoundly cloudy day so I couldn’t see the lake, but it was still a great climb. Could’ve have imagined camping overnight at the top; it was SO cold when I went. Seemed like a fluke chill and rainy day in the midst of a week of much nicer weather.

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Andrew Blake
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Fang Fang
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HikingGreat!

Did this on Sept 7th 2020. Trail in good condition, but the lake isn't turquoise idk why. Most of the snow on Broken Top has melted. Like others said it's very easy in the first 5 miles, and the last 2 miles isn't dangerous, just a lot of incline. We started 1:30 am and made it to No Name Lake at 5 am, but we went to the wrong way at one junction and wasted 20 mins, so total of getting to the lake is like a little over 3 hours. We took many rest stops. I can imagine in the day it may take longer because of the hot weather. From the lake to Broken Hand Summit is about 20 mins and a little steep, but nothing to bad. We don't have trekking poles just hiking shoes and it was fine. Getting down from the lake took about 3 hours for us, 7:30 - 10:30. It's easy but just feels super long. Definitely bring a lot of water and snacks, I feel myself almost run out of energy during the last 2 miles. Would do it again in earlier season when there is more snow on the mountain. If possible I'd do the shorter trail that starts from Broken Top trailhead.

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Nick Culp
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BackpackingGreat!

So beautiful from start to finish. Unlimited places to pitch a tent

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Ruth Ochoa
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Challenging for the last 2 miles easy and fast on the way down would recommend.

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Jesse Mayer
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HikingGreat!

Amazing hike, would recomend camping.

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Sierra Nelson
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First off, it’s 14 miles, not 15 miles. Most of the hike is exposed, so go when it’s cool or overcast. Most of the elevation gain is in the last couple of miles. No Name Lake is awesome and very cold! The view from the summit is nice. The descent is easy, even in the steepest parts, so you can tackle the hike without trekking poles. Happy trails!

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Dennis Martin
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Epic hike with spectacular panoramic views from the ridge above No Name Lake. Not to be missed.

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Katelyn B
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HikingGreat!

Amazing. As most people have noted the trail is more moderate than hard for the first 5ish miles. The last 2ish miles is where the trail gets steep. The last 2 miles+overall distance earns the label of “hard”. Make sure to go past the lake and up to the top of the hill for incredible 360 views

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Dominic Fulgieri
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Beautiful day, easy hike, elevation gain is really the last 1.5 miles or so and it ain’t bad, recommend getting to the trail and hiking early (6am or earlier) trail was packed and passed a ton of people on my way down around 930

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Marie Romani
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Great hike with varied terrain and great views! I clocked it at close to 15 miles and almost 3000 feet. Bring lots of water and snacks. Also, bring a jacket for the top because it’s pretty windy and cold. The lake is beautiful! The hike isn’t difficult, it’s just long. The last 2 miles are most of the elevation.

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