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Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake and Bend Glacier

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Deschutes National Forest

Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake and Bend Glacier is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a lake 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.

Length 15.2 mi Elevation gain 2,880 ft Route type Out & Back

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Getting There

A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Tumalo Falls trailhead.

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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Aditya Manishbhai Mehta
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HikingGreat!Icy

Did this hike back in August 2018 Amazing if you could backpack and camp by the lake.

Megan Butler
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Hiking

Gate is open which meant that the trail from Todd lake was empty :)

Chris Minium
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HikingGreat!

Did this trail this morning, 5am start. The elevation gain is spread well over the 7 miles to the lake making it easier for 2800ft gain. Lots of comments on parking, people use this lot for many uses so don’t be deterred by the cars overnight or early morning. Wasn’t crowded. I wouldn’t start later than 7am. Most people we encountered on the route up were overnight campers and runners. Little busier on the trip down with later starters. Mosquitoes were only an issue when while stopped on the first 4 miles of the trail, no spray used. Could have used sunscreen, brought some but by the we would have needed it we were mostly back in tree cover. I started with a sweatshirt but could have done without. I would start at 5am next time as well, finished before 1pm. Brought 64oz of water per person, and a filter, so many water sources next time I’ll just bring 1 Nalgene + filter.

Joseph Vanek
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HikingBugsGreat!Snow

Such an amazing hike. The road to the broken top/no name lake trailhead is closed so you have to do the full 15 mile hike. It gets busy early. It was a Tuesday and we got there at 7:15 am and it was almost full.

Tommy Nockles
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HikingSnow

Did this hike yesterday with three other people. Got to the trailhead by 7 am and it was already full. Two of my friends had arrived there the evening before and it was full. We saw people camping in their cars at the trailhead. You will most likely have to park on the side of the road. Despite having quite a bit of sun exposure all day, I did not get very sweaty. This was a easy hike as far as elevation gain goes, but it’s a loooong hike. The meadows, creeks, surrounding peaks, forest, and the view from the top of the ridge (extra half mile passed no name lake) have unparalleled views and really speak to God’s creation!! Hands down one of those most beautiful hikes I have ever done. I thought the bugs would be bad, but I only saw 3 mosquitos the whole day. Bring sunscreen!! There were three separate snow fields to walk through, but those are pretty easy with trekking poles.

Danielle Briggs
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HikingSnow

One of the best and most rewarding trails EVER. Terrain changes quite a bit and keeps it interesting. Start early to beat the heat.

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Jeff Dillaman
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Hiking

This hike has everything. A beautiful alpine lake (it is melting out fast), a ridge with a jawdropping view of eight volcanos, and a big lake at the end to take a dip and wash the sweat off. There is a bit of snow to cross but it is flat, poles could be helpful. Lots of streams for you to get more water to filter.

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Jeremy Lanford
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Hiking

Best CO trail I have done. Not hard at all just long. Highly recommend going all the way past no name lake to the ridge to see the views. Only snow is right around lake as still frozen for the most part. I would recommend starting early to beat the heat. 6-630am for most comfortable time and fewer people on trail. Took dogs and they loved it. Enough stream crossings to cool them down.

Kelly Wiles
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Hiking

Amazing hike! Long, but not too steep. Didn’t need poles or micro spikes. No went crossing and only a few spots of snow on the path.

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Ryan Ngo
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HikingFeeIcySnow

Backpacked up the mountains on July 19 to July 20. View was amazing. Camped under the stars and got a beautiful view of Comet Neowise around 10:30 over broken top summit. Truly an amazing experience. Make sure to bring sunscreen or sun shade and lots of bug spray. Lots of mosquitoes.

Jeff Hassinger
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Hiking

For the love of god don’t forget your sunscreen and remember that sunlight reflects heavily off of snow which means your legs will get twice as burnt if you don’t take precautions. Worst sunburn I’ve had in years but obviously still worth it

Chlöe Jones
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HikingBugsSnow

We aimed to do a 6mi round trip hike but the gate was closed. Started at 7am and would not have wanted to begin any later! Lots of bugs in the trees but not a ton the second half of the way up. Lake was still pretty frozen. Lots of snow at the top that made it tough to decipher the trail. Definitely hike a bit up past the lake for the view! Bring lots of sunscreen and wear a hat. The way back is basically 7miles downhill.

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Bella Curiel
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Hiking

Super pretty hike, scenery everywhere. I would recommend bringing trekking poles because a portion of the hike is covered in snow, but may depend on what time you go. Only issue was lots of mosquitos.

Greta Carroll
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Christopher Wood
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HikingRocky

Went out yesterday 7/16, it was breathtaking.some patches of snow before you reach about mile 6. No name is slightly thawed right where the water drains out. You don’t need micro spikes. It is a long hike so bring moleskin and powder your socks. Enjoy!

Gil Alvarado
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Jeff Hassinger
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HikingBugs

Report for 7-11-20: trailhead is easy to reach but parking lot fills up quick on the weekends. You start to see snow around 3 miles in but you it’s just patches that occasionally cover the path until you reach the 6 mile mark. Several river crossings but you probably won’t have to take you take your boots off. Didn’t need the micro spikes but they would be useful only for the last half mile or so. Bugs were there but not terrible once you broke the tree line. No Name Lake is partially thawed and giving off that greenish appearance that’s looks cool. I’d recommend a trekking pole for the next month until more snow melts. This is about the best central Oregon has to offer and a good one to take friends/family on that can endure a 14-15 mile day.

Sarah Mackenzie
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Amazing trail! As of July 5 a significant amount of snow has melted at no name and in a few weeks I bet it will be completely thawed! Definitely bring poles and micro spikes as there’s a ton of snow in the two miles leading up to the lake.

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