Hike or Snowshoe to Tumalo Mountain

Tumalo Peak Trailhead, Bend, Oregon, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Winter

Forest
Romantic
Scenic

Distance: 1.5 miles. Easy access with views that are unparalleled. See Mt. Bachelor from a unique perspective. Backcountry options are available without any of the crowds.

There is an official trail to the summit that begins just North of the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park parking area. The trail is signed and states 1.5 miles to the summit. When there is snow on the ground, you will not see the the official trail. You will need snowshoes or skins, but you just head straight up the mountain from the parking area, following any broken trail you can find.

You cannot get lost if you just keep going up. Within about 1 mile you will begin to break out of the trees, and here is where the views begin! The view looking back at Bachelor is insane from here. The view looking North at Broken Top and South Sister is great too.

You can continue on to the summit for 360 degree views and for great skiing down the east side of the mountain.

Pack List

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Gators
  • Waterproof hiking boots/ shoes
  • Gloves
  • Snowshoes (or crampons)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp
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This fairly easy hike gives you one of the best vantages point to see all of Central Oregon. You can see Mt. Theilson, Mt. Bailey, Mt. Scott and obviously Bachelor to the South, Brokentop and the Three Sisters to the west and even Smith rock out to the north, not to mention Bend and all the surrounding areas to the east.

5 months ago
5 months ago

This was my first real BC ski tour and it was perfect for my beginner status. Chill slopes going down that will still give you a lot of fun.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Be prepared to share with others and play nice as it is the easy locals choice for BC skiing. the area does avy so do not just jump in or make assumptions. need parking pass from State of Oregon for parking....FYI they will ticket

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Please check out my photo page at www.extremeoregon.net

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

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