This is a difficult one way trail to South Sister in Deschutes National Forest.
To reach the trail head, 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.
Sights to See
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!!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★