DISTANCE
14.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,483 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

4 months ago

This is an outstanding hike! I could easily have made it 5 stars...

We did it yesterday (Sunday, July 1st) from the Scott TH, going clockwise. Other slight variation was going to the top of the small cone a few miles in (there's a sign stating the side trail isn't maintained). I would strongly encourage others to do the same. It's a very short diversion to get great 360° views of the Sisters to Jefferson.

The PCT section is stunning, with some excellent camping areas sprinkled in.

We had quite a few patches of snow to cross, but nothing epic.

Flowers were good, but I'm guessing will be getting better consistently over the next few weeks.

Mosquitoes were nasty near the TH, but otherwise pretty tame.

All in all, a beautiful hike, one I'll do again.