Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake and Bend Glacier

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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, walking, and nature trips 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
2,880 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

snow

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommend - the entire hike was amazing! Expected it to take all day but it wasn’t as long as we expected and we took long hike. The terrain changes every few miles to keep it interesting! However when you get close to the shorter hike entrance the trail becomes unclear and there are a few forks that are not marked. Thankfully we had this app to help us follow the right trail! We did it in the middle of August- perfect temperature and sunny skies!

5 months ago

Did this one in August. View at the top was incredible.

5 months ago

Terrific hike. Great view from the ridge a little past the lake.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, really not hard tho. Took us 2hrs 30mins up, the first 5.5 miles are very easy and almost flat, from there on you hike up the ridge towards the lake, still very doable. The lake is gorgeous, just don't drink/swim, there is 5 elk carcasses in the water and 8 more on the ice.

7 months ago

absolutely beautiful and full of different types of scenery. there was limited visibility at the top when we went, which added to the feeling of being in another world.

7 months ago

Favorite hike so far! Did the longer route since I don’t have a high clearance car. Totally worth it! Would do it again in a heartbeat, I suggest camping so you can watch the sunrise !

7 months ago

Great hike. Well worth the time.

7 months ago

we did the 15 Mile out and back hike and considered it very easy but well worth the trip.

hiking
7 months ago

Great scenery, hike isn't as hard as in description. One of my favorites. Road to upper trailhead is very narrow and Rocky.

7 months ago

Definitely need a high clearance vehicle for the upper trailhead. If you can make it past the first half mile you’ll be fine. All the elk are still at the top but they look like rocks from a distance until you get close. Awesome hike.

7 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking hike with a HUGE payoff. Unfortunately I lost a wedding band somewhere on the hike between the lake and the parking lot on September 11th. It would have been in a red silk zipper bag. Please please please let there be a good person in the world!

hiking
8 months ago

I take issue with the AllTrails description saying that it is near the Klamath River, it is not. The closest river would be the Deschutes. If you leave from the Broken Top TH (not Todd Lake) you’ll want a high clearance vehicle that you don’t mind beating up. That said, Broken Top, the Bend Glacier and the amazing lake is by far the most rewarding hike in Central Oregon.

8 months ago

we loves this hike and constantly said wow for all the views.

backpacking
8 months ago

Great hike as always! Definitely don’t recommend letting dogs drink from the stream that comes down from the no name lake, as there’s one of the dead elk right at the top; which you can smell hiking up the stream.

8 months ago

Amazing trail with eye pleasing views.

8 months ago

Amazing!!!!!

8 months ago

Need a 4 wheel drive for upper trail head. Possibly my new favorite hike!

8 months ago

The NF-370 gate is open, follow it up. (Really rough drive though). When you see a parking lot on your right, turn left onto NF- 380 which will take you all the way to the trailhead and parking lot. Lake is 2.5 miles from trailhead. The dead elk are still there but on the other side of the lake so it didn’t bother me. One elk is in the water so you can’t drink the water. Amazing hike. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

9 months ago

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9 months ago

Left from Todd Lake and it took about 6.75 mi to get to the top rim over looking the lake and the mountains. Beautiful views abound and the wildflowers were amazing in late July. The only issue is how busy it is. I went on a weekday night from the trailhead as the sun was setting and there were about 30 or so people up at the lake camping when I got there.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing hike, you walk along the spring all the way to the top. Awesome views of Broken top and bachelor behind on hike up. No name lake and the views of the 3 Sisters is defiantly worth the hike. Pretty moderate hike for an awesome reward! Was able to get my Mazda up the dirt road to upper parking lot! It was about 8 miles round trip.

9 months ago

WARNING!!! I saw a Facebook post on “Hiking in the Pacific Northwest” and 16 DEAD ELK CONTAMINATED THE WATER AT NO NAME LAKE. DO NOT RISK DRINKING EVEN FILTERED WATER. PEOPLE ARE SICK JUST FROM SWIMMING UNDERWATER. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR DOGS IF THEY DRANK FROM THE WATER.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a hot, hot day but the wildlife and flowers along the springs and creek that accompanied the trail were fantastic. No Name Lake breathtaking. I should have left my 11-year-old lab at home. Pretty tough on him but nothing lots of water and a cool, cleansing shower (for both of us) afterward. I’m not a REAL experienced hiker, but this one was great in my book. The road up to Todd Lake tough. Have the right vehicle.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was a little difficult to navigate but No Name Lake is absolutely breathtaking and was definitely worth the effort! Make sure to have an SUV or other car with room underneath to make the bumpy drive out to the trail head and definitely use AllTrails to make sure you're heading in the right direction. Gorgeous!!!

hiking
9 months ago

The easiest 15-17mi you'll ever love. You know the 16-ish mile Larch Mountain trail up above Multnomah Falls in the Gorge? That is, before some Walmart shopper's kid burnt down the Gorge? Well it's like that: miles and miles of trails so mellow, root-free, and mild that Wilford Brimley's (ghostly) diabetic wheelchair could do most of it. Great for trail running if you're into that sort of thing. But if you are indeed "into that sort of thing," be a little ashamed at all the wonder you're missing as you glide by huffing and puffing in your hot pink Nikes. But back to the trail: unlike Larch Mountain's 3,000+ft of boring and slow gain, this hike is utterly breathtaking--replete with lush mountain meadows, streams, and an unending supply of Brokentop, South Sister, and Central Oregon views. Yes, there's a gate (NF370) that's now open and you can drive up much of it instead of hike the Soda Creek/Brokentop trail. But do the whole 15-17mi: you can wander around 10 Barrel or the new Boneyard later on in the day if you want tourists, dogs, kids, and noise. Start at the Todd Lake trailhead, then take the Todd Lake Trail up and out of Todd to the Soda Creek trail, then to the Brokentop trail all the way up to No Name Lake--then jump in that mofo and wake yourself up with a gloriously icy dip. Make sure you do the last little steep section to the ridge overlooking all sisters, Washington, Hood, and as far as the eye can see north up the cascades. It's utterly wonderful.

9 months ago

the NF 370 gate is open! I hiked to No Name Lake yesterday. was a 5mile round trip hike.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike, but challenging. We hiked this yesterday and saw many hikers that started at the upper parking lot cutting off about 9-10 miles. The view at the top is worth every effort to get up there.

9 months ago

Did the hike last year. It was breathtaking. We hiked it when the road was open, saving us 9miles of hiking. Superb views. Waiting for gate to open to hike again this year! Any update on the gate?!

hiking
10 months ago

I hiked from Todd Lake to the ridge above (north of) No Name Lake, and part way along the ridge toward Broken Hand. Out-and-back distance was approximately 14 miles. I started early on 7/19 and there were no mosquitoes (but then it was only 37 degrees!). This is a beautiful hike, lots of wildflowers, and beautiful scenery in every direction.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Hiked from Todd lake all of the way up and our watch recorded 17.2 miles out and back. Lots of mosquitoes in the first about 2 miles while in the forest, once you get past that point you are mosquito free unfortunately didn’t take repellent and walked out with a ton of them. No name lake is stunning and well worth the hike up, the whole hike was beautiful. I’d go back and stay the night! We also went with our 3 pups and they loved all of the streams on the way up! 10/10 recommend!

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