Broken Top Trail

HARD 47 reviews
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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
3231 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

forest

lake

views

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.

9 days ago

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

hiking
9 days 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 days ago

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

hiking
10 days 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!!

12 days ago

hiking
17 days 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.

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18 days ago

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22 days 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.

24 days ago

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

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25 days ago

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27 days 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
29 days ago

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1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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
3 months ago

Amazing!

backpacking
7 months ago

10 months ago

Awesome trail with grear views.