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Best trails in Sisters

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Looking for a great trail near Sisters, Oregon? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Smith Rock State Park or Pilot Butte State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Riverbend Park or Shevlin Park. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Sisters ranging from 1.1 to 368.5 miles and from 3,133 to 7,736 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - South Sister Trail
Three Sisters Wilderness
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
South Sister is the third tallest mountain in Oregon and the tallest of the famous three sister chain. A relatively non-technical climb in winter and volcanic ridge in summer, South Sister is a long, but straight forward climb year round. The summit offers up unparalleled views of Middle Sister, North Sister, Three Fingered Jack, and all the way to Mount Hood or even into Washington on a clear day while the southern view includes Broken Top and nearby Mount Bachelor. In winter the climb offers long runs for adventurous ski-mountaineers but routes are not marked or clearly maintained. While the climb is considered non-technical, there are steep sections in low snow periods and open crevasses along the climbing route. New for 2020, this trail will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Day and Overnight visitors: Central Cascades Wilderness Permit required between Friday of Memorial Day weekend and the last Friday of September; reserve at recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. For parking, a valid recreation pass may be used as a form of fee payment or Central Cascades Wilderness Permit holders must leave a permit trailhead vehicle pass in vehicle. The traditional route starts from Devil's lake campground crossing over highway 46 before making a forest ascent to the South Sister base. From there it is a long switch back / ridge climb to a false summit and then over the crater to the true peak. Show more
#2 - Green Lakes
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
Note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and it's easy to take a wrong turn. Show more
#3 - Tam McArthur Rim Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
America the beautiful pass ($80), Northwest Forrest pass ($30) or pre purchase a day pass ($5) before you arrive as there is no fee box at the trailhead. Hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness with a great view of Three Creek Lake. From the Three Creeks Lake trailhead, follow a winding switch back single track trail up the mountain and out of the tree line. This tops out on the "Tam McArthur Rim" with a great view of Broken Top Mountain and the valley below. You then hike along the rim through a snow field (at least into August) and onto McArthur Rim at an elevation of 7732 feet. From here you have a great view all the way around. Show more
#4 - Broken Top Loop Trail
Three Sisters Wilderness
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Length: 25.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Upper Chush Falls via Whychus Creek Falls Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Note: the directions take you almost to the TH but not quite. The final left turn takes you actually an old blocked road that you can't drive on. Go past that last left, keep going on the road you're on for about 1/2 mile as it winds around to the left. Shortly after, at a fork, there will be a sign for the trailhead to the left. Take that left and it dead ends at the trailhead 1/2 mile further.Show more
#6 - Moraine Lake Trail
Three Sisters Wilderness
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
#7 - Matthieu Lakes Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Please note: road may close - please research prior to your visit. Nice day hike near Sisters Oregon in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. The trip up to South Lake has an elevation change about 800 feet over 3/4 a mile. The trail is great for backpacking. If you're out of shape this can be a little tough. Show more
#8 - Black Crater Trail
Mount Washington Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Note: Must have a Northwest Forest Pass ($30/yr), America the beautiful pass ($80/yr) or pre purchase a day pass ($5/day) before arriving as there is no fee pay station here. Show more
#9 - Soda Creek Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
#10 - Three Creek Lake Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 38 m
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