Little Three Creek Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles
364 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding



wild flowers




Turn south from Hwy 20 on Elm Street (Road 16) in the middle of Sisters. Follow the signs to Three Creeks Lake. After 15 miles the pavement ends. Continue on the road to Three Creeks Lake. Turn right at Driftwood Campground. Trailhead parking is just before the campground on the right

18 days ago

A sweet little area up near the mountains but not quite in them, with an easy hike over to the lake. Very little elevation gain, through an old burn scar, near water the whole time. Only took about 30 minutes to get to the lake from the campground. Don't expect a big workout, but it's some beautiful nature regardless. Really volcanic and conifer-dominated landscape, which I find awesome and unusual.
I imagine it's busier in the summer, but during the off-season the campground was nearly empty and the night was cold and quiet. Easy to find, easy to get to, close to Bend - all around a good time.

2 months ago

Although we did not make it to the Little Three Creek Lake I have a little feedback about the area and beginning of the hike. First of all the written directions of leaving from the parking lot at the beginning of the Driftwood campground turnoff appear to be a good choice for people new to this hike. The trail was well marked and to the left/West of the parking area. Within a few hundred yards there is a fork with the trail to the right going North to the Tree (sp?) Creek Horses area and the fork to the left goint to Little Three Creek Lake (presumably). There was a sign indicating this. ***The route shown on Alltrails has the trailhead between Tree (sp?)Creek Horses and Three Creek Meadows. This does NOT correspond with the trail details and directions. If I had known this it might have made for a more successful hike.During Labor Day weekend there was the expected high level of activity at the campgrounds and parking lots. Overall this is a very pretty area and I look forward to coming back.

2 months ago

Nice easy hike. A little difficult to find, but worth the hike to see the beautiful streams full of native rainbow trout. The lake is very clear and pristine. I will go again!

3 months ago

Trail is not marked. The trail splits and takes you through a burn. Super sandy. Did not find lake.

4 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. It’s easy and very rewarding.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Phone service is non-existent, so download directions before you go. This trail is unmarked so it was a little difficult to find but we managed. We filled out a wilderness permit just because, I don't know if day trippers need to. The incline is gradual and the hike beautiful. The crown of the hike is definitely the lake at the end. Bring swim trunks or go natural, it is very refreshing. You are next to a watersource the whole small hike so you can stop anywhere along the way and put your toes in. It was worth the drive.