South Sister

5 reviews #1 hike out of 112 in
5.8 mi
Distance
2 hrs 18 min
Time
terrain
4,824 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to South Sister in Deschutes National Forest.

This trail offers great views and is a good option for a moderate peak in the area.

To reach the trailhead, drive 28.5 miles west of Bend on the Cascade Lakes Highway. Beyond the Mount Bachelor Ski Area 6.5 miles, turn left at a Devils Lake Trailhead sign and park at the end of the campground loop.


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    6 months ago
    Great hike with some amazing views. Just be sure to monitor weather. We attempted in mid-October and had to turn around do to high winds.
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    7 months, 3 weeks ago
    This is a great non-technical trail for folks looking to summit a mountain. It is definitely a long hike, make sure to give yourself plenty of time.
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    9 months ago
    Very strenuous hike, but very rewarding once you reach the summit (which was covered in clouds). Very cold for a mid September hike with summit temperatures as low as 6 degrees with 30-40mph gusts. Always expect the worse on high elevation hikes like this and don't forget your trekking poles!!!
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Keith Daly 9 years, 9 months ago
South Sister Summit
We hike quite a lot - but this trail is a whole other animal. Though it's not a technical climb, you're gaining 4,900 feet in about 6 miles if you hike all the way to the top. We invited ourselves along with some friends who were going on what turned out to be the perfect day weather wise. Making it to the top wasn't meant to be this trip; next time!
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