The Best Backpacking in Deschutes

Looking for the best backpacking in Deschutes? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Deschutes. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Deschutes

  • Bend, Oregon

    Tam McArthur Rim to Broken Top Loop

    18.57 mi / 3136 ft gain
    Tam McArthur Rim to Broken Top Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bend, Oregon.
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Tam McArthur Rim, Green Lakes, Park Meadow Tie Loop

    3.3
    22.78 mi / 3711 ft gain
    This loop trip around Broken Top is one of the premier backpacking loops in Oregon. The trail winds past numerous alpine lakes, including the popular Green Lakes area, and offers near-constant views of Broken Top, the Three Sisters, and Mount Bachelor. To top it all off, the clear skies typical o...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake

    13.12 mi / 1522 ft gain
    Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Skull Hollow and Gray Butte Big Loop

    21.56 mi / 3409 ft gain
    Skull Hollow and Gray Butte Big Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Madras, Oregon.
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake

    4.7
    6 mi
    The hike takes you along a glacial lake and to unbeatable mountain views at the end. It’s a hidden gem! The trail isn’t marked and the best way to get there is know someone that’s been before. The lake is unbelievably beautiful with deep blue glacial water and the view of the mountains at the end...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Basecamp at Green Lakes

    5.0
    8.5 mi
    This 8.5 mile roundtrip hike to Green Lakes basecamp gains elevation gradually as it meanders along beautiful Fall Creek with numerous small cascades. Depending on the season (expect significant snow on the trail through early-to-mid June) the stark contrast of the snow with creek is beautiful, t...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Soda Creek, Metolius Windigo and Green Lakes Trail Loop

    34.7 mi / 4518 ft gain
    Soda Creek, Metolius Windigo and Green Lakes Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike to Green Lakes

    5.0
    9 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Park your vehicle at the Green Lakes Trailhead, grab your gear and head for the trail.Since this hike enters the Three Sisters Wilderness, be sure to fill out the required information to obtain a free self-issued day use permit at the registry station.Starting at an elevation of 5,500 feet, the b...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Three Sisters Loop via Green Lakes Trail #17

    47.99 mi / 7405 ft gain
    Three Sisters Loop via Green Lakes Trail #17 is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near La Pine, Oregon.
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  • Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Black Butte

    4.5
    3.94 mi / 1493 ft gain
    Just outside of Sisters Oregon is the stunning and popular day hike to the summit Black Butte (Elevation 6,436 feet). At the top, spectacular views of the surrounding Cascades await the intrepid hiker. To get to the trailhead, turn off of Highway 22 onto National Forest Road (NFR) 11, also known...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Hike to Moraine Lake Beneath South Sister

    5.0
    5 mi / 1476 ft gain
    The lake is less than 3 miles from Devils Lake. Starting from the Trail head along Cascade Lakes Highway you gain 1,476 feet of elevation. You will follow the South Sisters Climbers trail, it is well traveled, and well marked. The majority of the elevation gain occurs in the first two miles, as y...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    South Sister Trail

    11.61 mi / 4951 ft gain
    South Sister Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Wickiup Plain Loop Trail

    5.68 mi / 1270 ft gain
    Wickiup Plain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bend, Oregon.
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Le Conte Crater Trail

    7.58 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Le Conte Crater Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bend, Oregon.
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Summit Black Crater

    5.0
    8 mi / 2211 ft gain
    The Black Crater Trailhead parking lot is accessed off the McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242). The trailhead starting elevation is 5,040ft. (using the iPhone app "Topo Maps". Great app) with a 3.8 Mile hike one way to the Black Crater Summit at 7,251ft of elevation. Some parts of the trail are steep and g...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Matthieu Lakes Trail

    6 mi / 922 ft gain
    Matthieu Lakes Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sisters, Oregon.
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