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1,591 mi 2,560 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 235 Trails Intermediate Trails 130 Trails Hard Trails 20 Trails
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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
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 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 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 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 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

Trails in Deschutes National Forest - 373

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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
20.8 mi 33.5 km #3Green Lakes Trail #17
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
3.9 mi 6.2 km #4North Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
4.4 mi 7.1 km #5Moraine Lake Trail #17.1
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
77.0 mi 123.9 km #6PCT: Highway 58 to Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass)
Intermediate
La Pine, OR
Intermediate
La Pine, OR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #7Three Sisters Traverse
Difficult
Sisters, OR
Difficult
Sisters, OR
2.9 mi 4.7 km #8Todd Lake Trail #34
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #9Scott Pass Trail #4068
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Tiddlywinks Lower
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
1.6 mi 2.6 km #11Little Crater Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Pine, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
La Pine, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #12Belknap Crater Trail
Difficult
Sisters, OR
Difficult
Sisters, OR
12.4 mi 20.0 km #13Upper Butte Loops Trail #4093.1
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
2.6 mi 4.1 km #14Tumalo Creek Trail West #25.1
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
0.2 mi 0.4 km #15Davis Canyon Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Deschutes River Woods, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #16Glacier View Trail
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
3.0 mi 4.8 km #17Sunrise to Summit Trail
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
14.5 mi 23.4 km #18Deschutes River Hiking Trail
Easy
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Easy
Deschutes River Woods, OR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #19Tumalo Mountain Trail #38
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
9.8 mi 15.7 km #20PRT East
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR

Photos of Deschutes National Forest - 194

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View of South Sister looking across Sparks Lake
Jun 23, 2020 near Deschut…, 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
Sisters from Bachelor
Jul 12, 2018 near Deschut…, OR
View of three sisters from ridge
Jul 27, 2018 near Bend, OR
Jefferson, Broken Top, Hood, and Adams from Mount Bachelor
Jul 12, 2018 near Deschut…, OR