Broken Top Trail

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Broken Top Trail is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and downhill skiing and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2880 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

backpacking
7 months ago

Easy hike, with great views of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters. Road back to Bend was treacherous but fun if you have a high clearance vehicle. One of the best trips I’ve been on!

8 months ago

We had a wonderful time and watched the best sunset and sunrise we've ever seen.

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months 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!

hiking
9 months ago

Would someone mind telling me what trail you take from the Todd lake trailhead to get to Broken Top?

hiking
9 months ago

This was a fantastic hike! The trail is well made and maintained and generally incredibly smooth. The wildflowers were incredible, and we didn't even notice any bugs! Great views and a fantastic treat at the end when you get to gorgeous No Name Lake. The hike was not technically difficult, we were pleasantly surprised. Had a blast!!

hiking
9 months ago

I never usually rate trails low but who ever cut the trail was smoking crack the trail takes you a total of 4 miles out of the way for no reason and this trail is not the summit trail unless you want to hike a total of 20 plus miles the true summit is on the north west side of broken top this trail takes you to no name lake and to the false Summit on the north eastern Ridge.

hiking
9 months ago

Gate at 370 is locked because some people broke the gate before road was supposed to open and messed up the road so now the Forest Service has to fix it. They will be doing this before summer's end. PLEASE people have respect for our forests and let the rangers do their jobs. They are educated and know what they're doing. If a road is closed, there's a reason for it.

9 months ago

Amazing, some snow but passable. Camped at the top of no name lake

9 months ago

Gate is not open to get to the top of the trailhead. It's supposed to b I open in July, wish we had known that before we drove all way here. 7/27

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked on 7/16, started late at 2pm. Reached top by 430.Trail is almost free of snow until around mile 5/6. After that you may see small sections of trail but its very snowy.Lots of route finding. Gps makes it easy.Walking in the snow was fairly easy, I hiked in trail running shoes. Bring trekking poles and yak tracks or micro spikes.If you're lucky you can follow other hiker's tracks. In a few more weeks the snow should be gone. Oh yeah, mosquitos were bad by the lake and lower elevations.

10 months ago

went on July 1st 2017. needed gps, because there was snow the whole way up, only saw the trail a few times at the beginning. beautiful hike and gorgeous views. however, the lake was covered up by snow/ice. fyi, if you're going For the lake go later in the summer.

11 months ago

Great hike, 15 miles out and back of gorgeous scenery from Todd Lake.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Did this hike a few days ago. New to backpacking, lots of lessons learned. Needed sunscreen from the reflection of the snow, better eye protection than just sunglasses, as sunglasses still let the light in to the sides of your eyes, and the day we went on, the sun was 75°, so on our way back, it was miserable trying to track through 2 ft of melted snow. The gate is closed off at NF-370, so it adds quite a few mikes to the hike if you go NF-370 to NF-380 to start.

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Amazing!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Awesome trail with grear views.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Started at Todd Lake trailhead, so approximately 7 miles 1 way, with 2100ft elevation gain. This hike was spectacular. The wildflowers, creek, little waterfalls, and picturesque mountains along the trail were delightful. The views from Broken Top are incredible, and the glacier lake is stunning. The trail from Todd Lake to the Broken top trail junction is a fairly easy hike. The last 2-3 miles are the steepest, but not difficult. You will spend a lot of time in the sun, but also walking through snow. Able to see the Oregon cascades, Hood and Rainier.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Loved it!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

I always hike this from the Todd Lake trailhead, the views from the saddle looking north are beautiful.

Monday, September 15, 2014

did the 15 mile out-and-back from Todd lake towards green lakes and back towards broken top yesterday. The trail was nice, busy, lots of horse poop, and dusty but expected. Trail joined the broken top trail (can be accessed by very rough road but we didn't have high clearance vehicle) and continued up to the glacial lake and viewpoint. this portion was extremely busy and fairly steep and rocky. Your efforts are greatly rewarded at the end! Make sure to continue up to the viewpoint past the lake. this longer route was long, but it had advantages the shorter route misses. ..more views of broken top, ball butte, mt bachelor, todd lake, multiple meadows and streams.

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Starting at Todd Lake, we hiked up the trail for about 4-5 miles until the snow fields stopped us. Wildflowers are just starting to bloom in the meadows -- beautiful!

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