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Three Fingered Jack Standard Summit Route
Three Fingered Jack Standard Summit Route

This is an advanced mountaineering climb with vertical walls at the top and very poor rock. You absolutely MUST have rock climbing and mountaineering skills and the relative gear to make this ascent....

Mt. Washington Standard Summit Route
Mt. Washington Standard Summit Route

This is a technical mountain like Three Fingered Jack to the north that requires rock climbing and mountaineering skills. There is extreme exposure so it is not for people with fears of heights. You...

Clear Lake Trail
Clear Lake Trail

Clear Lake, the "lake born of fire", is the headwaters of the McKenzie River and was formed 3000 years ago when lava from Sand Mountain reached the river and backed up water to form the lake.

The...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
McKenzie River Trail: Hike to Tamolitch/Blue Pool
McKenzie River Trail: Hike to Tamolitch/Blue Pool

The McKenzie River trail is twenty six miles long and runs from Clear Lake to McKenzie Bridge. It's world famous for Mountain Bikers, and very nice for hikers as well.

This short portion of the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain

There are two options to hike to the summit of Iron Mountain. One is a short, but difficult hike, while the other wraps around the mountain through the meadows of Cone Peak (as laid out in this...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Tam McArthur Rim Hike, Central Cascades
Tam McArthur Rim Hike, Central Cascades

This is a spectacular hike through upper alpine volcanic mountains in the central Cascades mountains of Oregon. The views are well worth the trip up a winding switch back single track trail. Starting...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Hayden Glacier Ski Descent
Hayden Glacier Ski Descent

This is a very long day with an optional ascent to the summit of Middle Sister. The fun part is the ski descent of the Hayden Glacier. If you do this early enough in the spring you'll have a longer...

Triangulation Peak and Boca Cave
Triangulation Peak and Boca Cave

This is an easy hike to a peak with a perfect view of Jefferson. Make sure to follow the GPS track carefully to find one of the coolest and least known caves in Oregon.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Pyramid Peaks
Pyramid Peaks

These are two small peaks with views towards Jefferson and Santiam Pass. Middle Pyramid has a trail to the top but North does not so you will have to use the GPS track and cut through the woods to...

Cone Peak Backcountry Skiing
Cone Peak Backcountry Skiing

This is a fun and easy climb for beginner backcountry skiers. If you stick to climbers left on the way up you may be able to climb on dry ground. When you get to the top take a run down the backside...

McKenzie River Trail
McKenzie River Trail

This is an amazing bike trail, one of the best in Oregon. You'll pass by beautiful lakes, 2 big waterfalls, through lava fields and through beautiful forests. We did this trip in the fall and the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mckenzie Pass Highpoint and Dee Wright Observatory Trails
Mckenzie Pass Highpoint and Dee Wright Observatory Trails

You are at the highest point in the pass at this Observatory. The structure, built completely of lava rocks, offers fantastic views to all the surrounding volcanoes. Following the loop trail through...

Pamelia Lake
Pamelia Lake

Trail meanders along the picturesque Pamelia Creek through old-growth rain forest-like Douglas-fir, hemlock, and western red cedar stands. Plentiful water supports lush growth throughout the summer...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Sisters Stampede XC MTB race
Sisters Stampede XC MTB race

Sisters Stampede is about 26.1 miles long and located near Sisters, Oregon. The trail is great for mountain biking and normally takes 1-3 hours.

The Sisters Stampede is an XC mountian bike race...

Duffy Lake & Red Butte
Duffy Lake & Red Butte

Duffy Lake & Red Butte is about 12.7 miles long and located near Marion Forks, Oregon. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day.

Trail up to Duffy Lake is pretty easy, with one...

Proxy Falls
Proxy Falls

6,000 years ago glaciers cut this canyon out, now these two falls run over the glacier cut cliff. Lava from cinder cones near North Sister then filled the valley floor. As the water falls over the...

Alder Springs
Alder Springs

This hike to a pristine desert oasis takes you down through thousands of years of geological formations to Whychus Creek and Alder Springs. Once you have reached the springs, you have the option to...

Sahalie & Koosah Falls
Sahalie & Koosah Falls

Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are located on the old "Clear Lake Cutoff" section of Highway 126. These falls mark the terminus of two thick flows of basaltic andesite lava that dammed Clear Lake and...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Lava Camp to S Mathieu
Lava Camp to S Mathieu

Lava Camp to S Mathieu is about 5.2 miles round trip located near Sisters Oregon. The trail is great for backpacking.

Nice little day hike. The trip up to South Lake has some elevation change about...

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From Portland to Bend (thefayeway, 31 Jul 2006)
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