Where are you (park, forest, etc.): Three Sisters Wilderness
Nearest town (s): Bend, Oregon
How long is this hike: The trail is 2.5 miles hiking each direction
On your toughness scale (1 easiest, 10 toughest): 3-4; easy to moderate at times
1. Take Cascade Lakes highway from Bend past Mt. Bachelor.
2. Take road to the north to Todd Lake (NF-370), and continute straight on past Todd Lake which will be on the left
3. After about 4 miles take NF-380 to the left and the trailhead is about 1 mile after this turn.
Getting to the trailhead is equally as hard as the hike if not harder. One site I was looking at before attempting this hike called it one of the hardest roads in Oregon, but I didnt feel it was that tough to do in our 2000 Subaru Outback which does not really have THAT great of clearance. It is highly reccomended that you have a high clearance vehicle to make it to the trailhead, but like I said, if youre careful, an Outback can make it there. If your car is not up for that tricky road and you want to do the hike, you'll have a longer trek ahead of you, and can start at Green Lakes Trail Head.
The entire day spent getting out there, hiking, lunching, and LOTS of picture taking, took us about 6 hours from Bend.
Would you recommend? My hands down favorite hike to do in Central Oregon
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Avid skier, adventurer, photojournalistic photographer