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Alderfer/Three Sisters Loop

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6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,086' 331 m
Descent: -1,079' -329 m
High: 8,161' 2,487 m
Low: 7,486' 2,282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chelsea Gribbin

A beautiful six-mile loop through the forest with a great high point for views.

Chelsea Gribbin

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Overview

This route follows Evergreen Mountain Trail up to a wonderful lookout, then descends back to the parking lot, and climbs up Sister's Trail to Ponderosa Trail and then descends back to the parking lot again.

Need to Know

There are some sections with a lot of roots and rocks, so watch your ankles.

Description

From the trailhead, cross the road to Evergreen Mountain Trail. Follow this trail, climbing up Evergreen Mountain. After about a mile and a half, you'll reach a beautiful lookout to the southeast. From here, continue on the trail and you'll pass the summit trail, which leads to the summit of Evergreen Mountain and is only about a mile roundtrip.

The trail descends here and ends at a road. To get back to the parking lot, cross the road and continue on Ranch View Trail back to the bottom of Evergreen Mountain Trail.

Cross the road again past the parking lot and climb the steep Sister's Trail. It climbs up switchbacks past a bouldering area at the top before descending through the forest back down to the Ponderosa Trail. You'll pass many trail splits, so make sure to stay on Three Sister's Trail. It is very well marked. Take a right on Ponderosa Trail and climb up maybe 200 or so feet and then finish with a fun descent back to the parking lot.

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Aug 22, 2019
Xavier Moisant
Jul 28, 2019
Rick Rettinhouse
Jul 13, 2019
Valerie F.
Trails: evergreen mountains, summit, wild iris, silver fox, ponderosa, and twin brothers 7.5mi — 3h 25m
Jul 13, 2019
Emily Trombly
Jul 6, 2019
Caleb Baechtold
Jul 3, 2019
Mike Moore
Jun 16, 2019
Roberta Nicknish
Lots of bikers 6.5mi
Jun 8, 2019
Melissa Thrun

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  4.4 from 18 votes

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