Looking for a great trail near Sisters, Oregon? AllTrails has 38 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 Scenic Viewpoint, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Sisters ranging from 1.1 to 102.1 miles and from 3,133 to 7,729 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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closed
3 days ago

Was trying to go backpacking and camp at the lake today but the road was closed!

hiking
bugs
snow
3 days ago

Did part of this trail today with my husband and our dog. We started at Scott Pass and headed towards South Matthieu Lake. We almost made it to the end, maybe short a half mile, before we had to turn around because we weren’t prepared for snow. The trail disappeared after a while. There’s a log bridge to cross within the first quarter mile, and 2 more water spots on the trail. With the snow and water along the trail, our dog was able to stay hydrated. They’re also nice for cooling off on a 89 degree day like today. This area was burned 2 summers ago in the Milli Fire so there are a lot of down trees to cross and the trail disappears briefly a couple of times so stay vigilant. There are incredible views of the North Sister, and glimpses of Jefferson Three Finger Jack. We’re looking forward to going back when the snow is gone.

hiking
4 days ago

Trail was easy and around the lake. Pretty simple. The view was pretty good and the water was very clear and clean.

hiking
snow
5 days ago

I highly recommend this trail especially in spring/ June. we hiked on 6/9/19. We had warm weather at the summit (40degrees) and clear. No bugs. Easy walking in the snow. Hike is steep and strenuous. First half mile in the trees is not well defined trail so we just followed tracks and went up. Next mile is flat across a plateau. Then up. Again we followed tracks not sure if we were on the trail or not. There were other hikers but the trail was not crowded. Many skiers hiking up and skiing down. Fun group. We hiked in snow pretty much from the trail head to the summit. We rented boots and crampons from Mountain Supply in Bend. $20 or so for the day and very worth having crampons. We put ours on about 3 miles into the hike. There are some very steep sections. We started and about 5:30 am. The hike took 9 plus hours RT. A Ranger told us it was best to be off the summit by noon. Overall great experience. Steep sections are exciting and views are awesome.

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over grown
5 days ago

skiing
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
6 days ago

hiking
snow
6 days ago

Easy loop trail. Beautiful! Can get windy.

Amazing hike (at least in late spring before the summer heat....). Went up on 6/8/19, the day after fresh snow covered the entire route from base to summit. Likely several inches up top, but not too sure. Didn't find the need for snow shoes. They may have come in handy during the flat-ish portion around mile 2 - 3.5, but the top layer of snow was fairly crusty. I only sank in up to ankles or so, and rarely postholed. I went up in trail runners (not recommended) and micro-spikes and never felt that poles, ice axe, or crampons were necessary. Poles could have made the experience less exhausting, and axe could be nice for piece of mind but it never really got that steep, and steep sections of bare ice could be avoided.... Conditions were changing rapidly throughout the day as it warmed up, so things could be wildly different over the next couple of weeks.

Best view that I have seen in a couple of months the trail was hard to stay on because of snow but you can get back with the nap your phone. But the hike was fun.

Short, super easy trail. Good place to get out of the car and stretch. Lovely views. Porta-potty at trailhead, but nothing else.

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scramble
snow
9 days ago

Summited on 6/5/19. Alpine start of midnight to catch the sunrise. Temp was 22, colder with the wind chill. Didn't need crampons until half way up the mountain. Microspikes would work until the last 2 miles. Summited at 4:45, waited for sunrise and got back to the car at 8:45. If you're going in the snow and ice make sure you've got poles and an axe. Mosquitos are gnarly at the trailhead by the way.

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blowdown
muddy
snow
11 days ago

Lots of snow still, getting past the clearing I lost the trail and had to turn around.

hiking
14 days ago

Nice walk through a Ponderosa forest with a fantastic view from the top.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a great hike, but you have to be well-prepared. My friend and I brought snowshoes, which were very helpful for the last couple miles to the summit and the first couple miles down, although we saw a lot of people doing it in boots. Also lots of people on skis, which I was very jealous of on the descent. We started at 5:15am, summited at 11, back at the car at 3:45, for 10.5 hours, 12.4 mi, and 5100 ft of elevation gain. Having a map or downloading offline maps on your phone is helpful, and we used the AllTrails map to make sure we were on the right track. It's definitely a slog, there was about 3 feet of snow and as the day went on and heated up it definitely got slushy. Tip for parking-Devil's Lake Trailhead (which was closed when we went due to snow) is around the bend past the start of the trail off Cascade Lakes Byway, so you can park by the side of the road at the actual trailhead on a curve in the road about a 1/4 mile before you get to Devil's Lake if you're coming from Bend, instead of parking at the entrance to Devil's Lake and walking down the road. It's steep and snowy, so bring plenty of water (I went through about 3L), poles, and waterproof/snow gear if you don't want to be sad and wet for the whole hike. Great views at the top, we got lucky and cloud cover lifted for a few minutes right as we summited! Definitely a great workout.

Directions from apple maps took us right there. Not much views of waterfalls from main trail, you have to climb a pretty gnarly trail to get down there, which we weren’t able to do with 2 dogs. All three waterfalls are towards the end of the hike. About 1/2 way through the hike, there is a large wetland that looks like it’s from current snow melt off. The recording of the trails says to go straight through it, like that’s probably where the trail normally is. We had to kinda find our own way around so I could see how some people would get lost.

The kids had fun, I got to watch the Osprey and Bald Eagle, my husband got to be outside. Overall, it was a success and we will definitely be back!

amazing views up top.

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bugs
19 days ago

Fun trail! Wildflowers are blooming.

hiking
19 days ago

Good short hike with gorgeous views of the cascades.

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21 days ago

Excellent trail! Half paved and half wooded. Lots of great views.

Hiked Rim and Creek trail loop last weekend with the family. Easy hike - about 4miles. Best to do now as I’ll bet in the summer this hike would be brutally hot and dusty. Lot’s of nice picnic spots in the canyon.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

May 16th provided lots of snow. The PCT disappeared after 20 minutes. Leftover snow was a mixed blessing. Most of it was consolidated. Attempting this entire route without ropes would be a serious mistake. Someone said the summit is the size of a coffee table. No, it’s more like a nightstand!

Completed 5/18/19, 6.0 miles, 2 hours, 25 minutes, moderate speed. Beautiful hike! Make sure you go to all 3 waterfalls! At the first waterfall there is a sign that says "end of trail", make sure you keep going to see the last two- absolutely beautiful! Would definitely do this hike again! PROS: Waterfalls, dry, easy, little elevation, pretty quiet (even on a weekend). CONS: A little difficult to get to the last waterfall- especially in the snow.

hiking
1 month ago

NOTE: Didn't hike the entire trail. The main reason I am making a note here is to let you know that you need to add 3 miles, each way, to your hike if the gate is closed for the winter. My entire hike was 10 miles as I only ended up going up a mile of this trail, plan on doing so again as some point in the future.

I’m sure it would’ve been really cool, but everything except the first 100 ft or so is still covered in deep slush. Takes a lot longer to traverse in that so we made it up to the first lake (also snow covered) and turned back

The falls are fantastic especially the last one. This hike is rated easy but we saw quite a few groups wondering how far to the first falls. There are quite a few downed trees and still a little snow near the top. It's not the easiest hike IMO. Nonetheless it's great and worth doing. We'll go back in a few weeks after giving the snow time to melt.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I had a picnic on the shore before strolling along the trail. It is a gorgeous lake

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no shade
1 month ago

I can see the appeal for bikers and maybe trail runners but this is otherwise a painfully boring trail to hike other than the Mountain View’s near the top. I started from Brooks Scanlen Road near where I was camping and hopped on the trail. I also turned around when I reached the view point which was almost to the ‘top’ or point where you would start to descend down the other trail to loop around. It’s hot, exposed, dusty, and be sure to watch/listen for mountain bikers especially later into the morning.

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