The Best Backpacking in Sisters

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Top backpacking spots in and near Sisters

  • 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

    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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  • Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Historic Black Butte Trail # 4026

    9.85 mi / 3360 ft gain
    Historic Black Butte Trail # 4026 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Camp Sherman, Oregon.
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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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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Backpack to the Matthieu Lakes

    2.0
    6 mi / 800 ft gain
    Begin your hike at the Lava Camp Lake Trailhead. The trail winds through a forest flush with hemlock and fir while opening up into black lava flows. Continue for a little over two miles until you reach North Matthieu Lake. This is your first stop. Go for a swim out to the little island and have a...
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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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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Winter Camp on Cache Mountain

    5.0
    2 mi
    Cache Mountain offers amazing views of Mt Jefferson, 3 Fingered Jack, Mt Washington and the North and Middle Sisters. In the summer months, it is also known as one of the best single track mountain biking spots in Central Oregon. This is a great spot for a multi-day camping trip; set up camp and ...
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  • 44.2609372503992,-121.810183525085, Oregon

    McKenzie Pass to Santiam Pass via the PCT

    16.56 mi / 2031 ft gain
    McKenzie Pass to Santiam Pass via the PCT is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • 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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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Scott Trail Glacier Way Trail Loop

    13.73 mi / 2605 ft gain
    Scott Trail Glacier Way Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Camp at Big Lake

    The crystal clear waters of Big Lake sit at an elevation of 4,600 ft. in the Willamette National Forest, on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range. The Big Lake Campground (N 44 22.439 W 121 53.599) lies on the western shore of Big Lake, at the top of the Santiam Pass near Hoodoo Ski Re...
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  • Lane County, United States

    Backpack the Obsidian Area

    4.4
    6 mi / 1800 ft gain
    The Obsidian area is at least six miles from the closest trail head and 1800 feet of elevation gain. The best way to see the area is to plan a multi-day backpacking adventure. It is limited entry which is strictly enforced by the Forest Service. Only 30 day hikers and 40 overnight hikers are al...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake

    4.7
    4.84 mi / 1198 ft gain
    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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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Backpack to Square and Booth Lakes

    2.0
    8 mi / 240 ft gain
    This is an easy access, fairly short backpacking trip to a high mountain lake, which is good for kids. A super dusty, dry and smoke permeated trip to the base of Three Fingered Jack. Forest fires raging throughout the northwest poured smoke in to the entire western half of the state during this A...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Backpack Three Fingered Jack

    3.8
    20 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Begin this 2-3 day backpacking trek at the Santiam Pass trailhead off Highway 20, 31 miles east of Detroit and 21 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. You can begin the loop either north on the PCT or East on trail #4014 towards Square Lake (as it is a loop) I would recommend heading east. It's a 2.2 ...
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