Three Fingered Jack via Pacific Crest Trail

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Three Fingered Jack via Pacific Crest Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3018 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is an advanced mountaineering climb with vertical walls at the top and very poor rock. You absolutely MUST have rock climbing and mountaineering skills and the relative gear to make this ascent. From the parking area, follow the Pacific Crest Trail to nearly the western face of the mountain. Look for a cairn marking the climbers route and follow it up to the summit pinnacles where you will need to clip into bolts in the rock. You and your partner will belay each other for the rest of the trip and most likely rappel down from the summit which is a very narrow ridge, only about a foot wide with over thousand foot drops on either side. If you have any fear of heights whatsoever do not attempt this climb. Again, you must have prior experience leading climbs to attempt this.

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26 days ago

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2 months ago

Nice trail, a lot of new growth from past fire. Bring your sun screen or floppy hat. Might hit snow up on top. Walk through what I call a ghost forest

2 months ago

Amazing views

2 months ago

Gorgeous. fields of wildflowers all over. Not much snow (easy in running shoes). Tons of mosquitoes even with a breeze. Take the side trail on the right that winds up the slope 3FG instead of trying to go up the massive scree hill! Also it's pretty exposed so caution with dogs getting too hot, esp their paws on the dark rock.

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3 months ago

Very enjoyable hike! Hope to do this one again! Great views at the higher elevations. Starts from the road in an old burnt area, then about half way up goes back into forested area. Interesting to see how the forest reacts after a burn. Lots of wild flowers. Still snowpack on the trail up on Jack. Passable but caution warranted.

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3 months ago

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful and a great look out point at about the 5 mile mark that totally makes the hike !

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Only difficult if you continue past the 5.5 mile mark and climb the scree. The rest of the hike is maybe moderate. The way the trail is cut its a gradual climb. It is a beautiful trip and well worth the miles on your feet, Use your bug spray (which I had left in my car) 'Cause when you get up out of the burned out area, they are hungry little buggers!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Monday, June 06, 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016

Very dusty trail but beautiful day. Well worth the drive and want to hike more of it!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Stunningly beautiful climb for relatively moderate effort!