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Gems in Deschutes National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite The three stunning sunbeams in Sky Light Cave.

Skylight Cave

(1) Sisters, OR

Recommended Routes in Deschutes National Forest - 11

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Favorite North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit
Difficult

South Sister Climber Trail #36

12.2 mi 19.7 km 4,875' Up 1485.97 m Up 4,875' Down 1485.98 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Green Lakes in front of Broken Top
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Lakes

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,154' Up 351.78 m Up 1,154' Down 351.78 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite On the way to Diamond View Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Diamond Peak Loop

24.8 mi 39.9 km 2,816' Up 858.18 m Up 2,817' Down 858.65 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite On the way to Diamond View Lake
Difficult

Odell to Windigo Loop

54.6 mi 87.8 km 6,018' Up 1834.37 m Up 6,019' Down 1834.59 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite View of three sisters from ridge
Difficult

Broken Top Loop

23.5 mi 37.9 km 3,521' Up 1073.33 m Up 3,533' Down 1076.77 m Down

Sisters, OR
Favorite A snow-decorated Tumalo Falls is your wintertime reward along the North Fork Trail.
Intermediate

North Fork to Bridge Creek Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,128' Up 343.89 m Up 1,127' Down 343.48 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Mt Bachelor in background (Mili fire of 2017 providing smoke).
Difficult

Paulina Peak

5.7 mi 9.2 km 1,601' Up 487.89 m Up 1,600' Down 487.75 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite Fenced in Sand Spring - please treat all water sources.
Intermediate

Oregon Desert Trail (Seg. 2): Sand Spring to Squaw Flat

17.5 mi 28.1 km 666' Up 202.99 m Up 800' Down 243.7 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite Nice singletrack through the trees.
Intermediate

Swampy Lakes Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km 700' Up 213.29 m Up 700' Down 213.33 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Paulina Creek
Intermediate

Paulina Lake Out and Back

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,593' Up 485.6 m Up 1,592' Down 485.39 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite Diamond Peak.
Intermediate

Pacific Crest Trail to Midnight Lake

7.2 mi 11.6 km 820' Up 250.03 m Up 821' Down 250.12 m Down

La Pine, OR

Deschutes National Forest Hiking

  • 1,867 Miles 3,005 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 238 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 133 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Deschutes National Forest - 375

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2.2 mi 3.5 km #1Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake
Intermediate
Bend, OR
Intermediate
Bend, OR
5.3 mi 8.5 km #2Black Butte Trail #26
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
3.9 mi 6.2 km #3North Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Three Sisters Traverse
Difficult
Sisters, OR
Difficult
Sisters, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Glacier View Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
1.0 mi 1.7 km #6Little Three Creek Lake Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
2.9 mi 4.7 km #7Todd Lake Trail #34
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Blue Lagoon Trail
Easy
Sunriver, OR
Easy
Sunriver, OR
4.1 mi 6.6 km #9Tiddlywinks Lower
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
2.6 mi 4.1 km #10Tumalo Creek Trail West #25.1
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR

Photos of Deschutes National Forest - 251

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A sunset view over the entire caldera from the viewing area a little past the parking lot.
Aug 31, 2020 near La Pine, OR
South Sister from Sparks Lake.
Jul 6, 2020 near Deschut…, OR
South Sister at sunset from Sparks Lake.
Jul 6, 2020 near Deschut…, OR
The three stunning sunbeams in Sky Light Cave.
Jul 5, 2020 near Sisters, OR
Tarn at the base of Lewis Glacier
Jul 12, 2018 near Sisters, OR
View of South Sister looking across Sparks Lake
Jun 23, 2020 near Deschut…, OR
Sisters from Bachelor
Jul 12, 2018 near Deschut…, OR
View of three sisters from ridge
Jul 27, 2018 near Bend, OR