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Must do .... 1 of the best in the Three Sisters Wilderness

This is my 'local' so to speak.I try to hit at least part of the trail 3-4 times a week.Unparalled dog walking. The main trail is real dusty at the moment because of v. dry summer,but you can walk a smaller trail right next to the creek.The creek features numerous small pools along the way with lovely scenery including beautiful rock formations.During the week few others use the trail,however it gets quite lively on summer weekends.

Beautiful well groomed trail with different mountain views throughout the whole length. The trail is moderate and doesn't feel like 1600 ft elevation gain at all. Took us about 5 hours for the whole loop with good weather.

27 days ago

This an amazing trail which eventually will take you to broken top trail or green lakes trail (both of which are also fantastic trails). Windy as all heck when I went but you hike right down the sight of broken top mountain and some beautiful old growth most of the trail with beautiful views more than half the time.

1 month ago

Love this hike! Distracted by the constant change of scenery from crossing creeks, to frolicking in meadows, to trekking through dense woods you'll lose track of the trail's elevation gain. Enjoy all the beautiful views.

No bugs. Lots of Cougar scat.
Beautiful day, had the trail to myself.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Rode this in conjunction with the Deschutes trail. Beautiful ride with all the fall colors!

Beautiful ride, especially in the fall! Rode the Fall River/Deschutes loop.

on Senoj Lake Trail

1 month ago

Nice trail. It is rather dusty this time of year which is to be expected. Very easy trail with gradual elevation gain. The lakes were beautiful even with a bit of smoke that had drifted n from the north. The mountain huckleberry was a beautiful rich red and there were other bright yellow scrubs that provided definition.

1 month ago

Few people on the trail. Secluded forest trail that opens up to breathtaking view of the Paulina caldera. A little steep at times that makes it a difficult trail to hike.

Nice, friendly trail. No bugs today.

Has all the different types of terrain to see in the area; forest, swamp, desert with lava rock, ect. Absolutely beautiful!

1 month ago

Nice, easy hike (and that’s coming from someone in not the greatest shape). We went the middle of September, and it was just a delight! Definitely recommend it for an off the regular path kind of hike!

Hiked this morning from the boat landing. A bit nippy and our first frost sighting of the year. Hike was great. Fantastic views and good morning of exercise. Best of all, no cars at the top.

Such a unique trail! Be sure to wear hiking boots!

2 months ago

Short hike to the lookout and down to the bottom. The falls were covered in green algae.

2 months ago

fun, easy trail with great views of the falls

I gave more details in the track I uploaded for this trail.

Some highlights: you don't have to walk the 18.5 miles loop to take in the most impressive sights/views.
You can opt for doing just the Tam McArthur Rim trail (about 5.5 miles round trip) -- see details fro that trail elsewhere on the app/site
You can extend the previous option to go to the foot of Broken Hand and back (about 10 miles round trip). Only reason to stop there and not go toe the foot of Broken top (where the most stunning views are) would be the difficult last mile or so (faint trail, scrambling, some moderate exposure on steep and slippery slope). Out-and-back to Broken top would make it about 13 miles.
Last, you can start from the Broken Top Crater trailhead or (if you don't have good enough clearance on your vehicle) or a point closer to the Cascade Lakes hwy / 46). See "Broken Top trail to No Name Lake and Bend Glacier" or "rater Ditch Trail to No Name Lake, Bend Glacier, Broken Hand and Broken Top"

The combination of sweeping panorama (north and south) of the Cascades range, the upclose/front-seat view of the East side of Broken Top, the amazing color of No Name Lake and a well graded trail in good condition (except between Broken Hand and the Bend Glacier saddle) make this one of my absolute favorites in the area....and I am not the only one as the fairly high traffic trail proves.

The 7 miles on dirt-roads do not offer much, except the opportunity to inhale dirt and dust as vehicles cross path with you... but also to dip your aching feet in Tumalo creek. I use this porting mostly as a training opportunity for longer hikes and backpacking trips.

Easy to find trailhead. Just look for the McKay Crossing campground. The trailhead is across the bridge over the creek. It is exactly 3 miles to the upper falls. This hike gets better and better as you go along. Beautiful scenery and small to moderate falls all along the way.

Would like to hike this whole trail. It’s a serine lake with a variety of vegetation. Peaceful and enjoyable.

moderate hike, lots of tracks around the lake.

3 months ago

I did this trek with my 11 year old dog who can no longer go on long trips or hikes with much incline. It was beautiful, flat, a little dusty, and the only people we saw were fly fishing. We also spooked a huge buck down by the river and got to see him bound through the woods.

3 months ago

Easy 1 mile loop with my 4 and 7 year old boys. The scenery was otherworldly and kept my kids entranced. Only part of the trail is considered handicap accessible, but for parents with really little ones: all of it is doable with a good jogging stroller (though a double stroller would be tight).

3 months ago

I came into Horse Lake from the west on the Horse Creek Trail (3514) out of McKenzie Bridge - about a 13 mile hike (one way). After an initial 3 mile, 1,500 ft climb along Roney Creek, the trail is fairly level and is a pretty "green tunnel" kind of hike thru the forest. The trail gets little use so it could also use some maintenance before it disappears. There is also no water after mile 5 so fill up at the Separation Creek intersection. The skeeters were pretty bad - especially at the lake - to the point you are confined to your tent. You should definitely wait until late August or Sept to tackle this one. From Horse Lake, I did the loop down to Elk Lake - it kind fun to have a big fat juicy burger right in the middle of a backpacking trip!

This is not the correct “trail” to tell people to go on. It is a sandy/dirt road, lined with telephone poles. We were the only people on it, on what would be a typical busy Saturday. They need to update his app information to have people go on the actual hiking trail. Yes, this will eventually will lead you to the falls, which is breathtaking, but this was not scenic at all, you just pass by mounds of dead brush and trees waiting to get burned. I would look up the Peter Skene Ogden trail instead

Very nice hike. The trail can be accessed from either the Paulina Lodge or the paved parking lot right off the road. It is clearly marked. The views from the south side of the creek are most striking and the short trail to the bottom of the falls is good for all ages. Very easy access to stone lookout points on the south side. Not sure how there could be confusion about the easment under the power lines being the trail. The longer trail described above is actually on the north side of the creek (opposite the road and parking lot). It is easily accessed from lodge/boat launch parking area. Trail begins parallel to the creek and there is a stone lookout platform on the north side of the creek as well. Beyond that is a very nice trail which meanders through the piney woods and often offers glimpses of the creek. High desert wildflowers and birds are also part of the nice walk. We saw osprey and their nest. Overall, a very nice hike.
It was pleasant even in late July.

3 months ago

Beautiful views, and amazing geology with very little effort, but it's also not a one-mile-and-done tourist trail. Even on a weekend day in midsummer, I had it all to myself, and there were only a few other folks at the springs.

Firstly, this map is not accurate. The hike has you ending at a campground, on the other side of the road from the lake. The hot springs are right along the lake side. You can park .1 mike from the hot springs at Hot Springs Boat Ramp. Secondly, the walk along the trail from the other boat ramp/campground was silly. If you want the walk then walk along the lake shore.

3 months ago

Both North and South Twin Lakes have paths around them. Elevation change is mild, making this a fairly easy trail. There is a resort with rustic cabins, a store, supplies and a restaurant. Activities at the lakes include hiking, boat rentals, swimming and fishing. I have been to the lakes many times, but maybe this was the first time I walked around both lakes in one hike. The distance is very manageable, and the scenery is varied and beautiful. The trail connecting the two lakes is more like a dirt road and isn't marked well, so watch your gps.

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