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2 months ago

Awesome hike. Beautiful views of mt Jefferson from the top and mostly shaded on the way up. Nobody else on the trail. Be respectful of the reservation! Roads to the trailhead are a bit rough, but passable in my Subaru Crosstrek. Olallie Lake makes a great post hike swim!

What an epic hike! The views are unreal as long as you don’t mind a constant incline

It’s a great hike ,not busy at all ,top is awesome offering abundant views .
With Verizon was able to text and send pictures of my day there from summit.

2 months ago

Went up June 23rd, trail was obscured in spots due to snow fields and trail not maintained. bring gps, or use Alltrails because trail can be lost easily in some places. all around great hike, was very impressed with the views. Enjoy!

Two hours of breath taking views of the canyon and mountain peaks including Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters. Some steep areas with loose gravel, so be careful and make sure you have proper footwear. Spring temps were low in the morning but with no shade for miles, the sun warmed continuously. Take hat and sunscreen, for sure.

All along the trail were an abundance of spring flowers - take time to tune into the details of low vegetation here in the high desert. At the top of the mesa, Raven’s Roost, is a viewpoint with a stone and concrete mountain peak viewer. Peer through the holes that pin point peaks and radio tower. Fascinating stopping point.

All in all enjoyable hike that took 2 hours with lots of short rests.

Decent; expect some clay mud.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb 25, 2017: we were tired of snow-hiking, so we ventured here; there are more trails than just Yellow; we did yellow and Red, which suggests you can make it longer with more elevation gain. We were simply happy to find dirt and sun without snow.

However, given this time of year and the Winter we're having, it is muddy up there for much of the hiking. In fact, it is that clay stuff that sticks and comes home with you.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Nice afternoon hike with my 8 year old and 2 year old. Steep in some sections. I had to carry my 2 year old part of the way. But makes for a good family trail.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Completed on 10/24/15. Trail is in ok condition. A few trees over the trail. Warning signs regarding entering the indian reservation. I didn't have any issues with it after the trip. View from the top was amazing. Fair amount of wind coming from the south, which made the windchill about 40 on the south side looking over Mt Jefferson. I took lunch looking at Mt Hood instead. So bare!!! Not an overly difficult trail. Followed the driving directions to a T!

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Monday, March 02, 2015

This is a fairly grueling hike in the snow. I included a link that might help explain better than I can. We actually parked at Olallie Lake and snowshoed along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to the Olallie Butte trail (which adds a couple more miles to the trip). The trail is mostly up the NW side of the Butte so you are able to see Mt. Hood very well. And on a clear day you can see Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams as well! It's not until you clear the trees at about 6500' that you can see Mt. Jefferson. We didn't actually make it up to the top because we lost the trail due to the enormous amounts of snow! Everything about this hike is worth it!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Yeah, it's a resort. They list a few "trails," but there's only one that's decent. They call it the "yellow trail" on the trail maps they have a KahNeeTa. Portland Hikers.org calls it "Raven's Roost." I included two pics that were posted on Portland Hikers (the shot with the Deschutes river is an alternate hike I talk about at the end of this review). Anyway, the other KahNeeTa trails just meander in and out of pavement, golf courses, and horse trails. This one is about a 2.7 mile lasso and gets you on top on the taller mesas directly to the north of the resort. It's actually a bit steep for a bit and you probably gain about 800ft over a mile or so.


Just take the wooden staircase at the top of the resort (at the top of the parking lots) and... keep on walking up-hill. After cresting the first hill, going straight (north) for a few hundred yards, and finding yourself below a very tall hill/mesa, I recommend heading left on the loop.

So, you've gone left: after a quarter mile or so when the trail splits and your options are veering right up a steep hill towards the cliffs/rocks, or staying straight on the trail (west)- GO RIGHT AND HEADS TOWARDS THE HILL. Staying straight (west) will just take you on a boring horse trail. Anyway, it's actually pretty beautiful at the top of this mesa. There will not be anyone around and you'll have at last escaped resorts and people.

It's not the best of hikes, but if you find yourself stuck at the resort and wanting to get out and about for a short while, do it. I post this in hopes that someone bored and stuck at the hotel googles this and finds it.

If you want something really beautiful around here, you can hike the Deschutes canyon. I don't know if it's allowed, but I found myself hanging out with eagles and wild horses (really) on a little 2-mile out-and-back. Check the pic I attached. About 100 yards north of the turn-off to the resort (Warm Springs Road), there's a little trailhead just off the road on the north side of the Deschutes. Just follow the river west along the north side of the river--there's a trail and a few pretty epic canyons that're a little bit mind-blowing in their beauty. I was watching eagles fish out of the Deschutes for over an hour about a mile up, and it was beautiful. There wasn't a soul there, save the wild horses. If get stuck at this resort and get bored (and you probably will), grab a pack, escape, and... explore :0) ----The pic was taken along this trail looking SE about .1 miles to the west of Simnasho-Hot Springs road right before the turn-off to KahNeeTa.

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