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Alderfer/Three Sisters Loop

 4 votes

6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


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Singletrack

1,086' 331 m

Ascent

-1,079' -329 m

Descent

8,161' 2,487 m

High

7,486' 2,282 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

76 days agoUpdate

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

Chelsea Gribbin

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.
Features: Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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Nov 18, 2017
Emily Payne
Oct 29, 2017
John Miller
Sep 12, 2017
Lisa L
Sep 3, 2017
Ben Allain
South to Evergreen Summit, north to Three Sisters 8.6mi
Aug 20, 2017
Jimmy S
Aug 13, 2017
Ryan Carney
Jul 13, 2017
Michelle Gilbreath
Awesome hike and beautiful scenery. I went around 11 AM and by mid afternoon when finishing hike very few people on the trail. — 2h 32m
Jul 9, 2017
Aaron Sherman

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