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Tamolitch Pool Trail

Cascadia, OR

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This short portion of the McKentrail takes you to the beautiful turquoise Tamolitch Pool, also known as Blue Pool. Beginning of this easy hike is through old growth Douglas fir forest. As the McKenzie river falls away you walk along the cliff. Eventually you come upon an old lava flow.

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Tam McArthur Rim
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great day hike with incredible views all the way up and especially at the top!

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Green Lakes Trail #17
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this trail last week and combined it today with the Soda Creek Trail which leaves from the same parking lot. Streams are much more doable that last week but the beautiful flowers on the Soda Creek trail won't last long so if you're interested get out soon.

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Peterson Ridge Loop
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

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Black Crater Trail
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25 Completed 10 Reviews

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Squaw Creek Falls
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15 Completed 6 Reviews

Be prepared for a miserable drive on a rough, jagged 2.5 mile road off the main road west of Sisters. Should not be attempted in a small vehicle. Once you get your offroading fix in and make it to the trailhead, the hike down to the base is short and the view really isn't that great--but read up on the hike before leaving so you know how and where to scramble to get to the real views, which make the experience slightly more worthwhile. I can name quite a few waterfall hikes I prefer, with a much less stressful drive to get there.

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Little Belknap
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

GREAT trail, we ended at the Dee Wright Observatory which is quite a pit-stop. Don't recommend bring the pup. Do bring a good and sturdy pair of shoes and a hat and sunblock, especially if it will be sunny/hot.

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Suttle Lake Loop
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31 Completed 3 Reviews

We did this fairly early in the day on our way home back to the coast from Sisters. It was a very pleasant and quiet walk in Oct. Because it was late in the season there were very few people around. Lots of mergansers though. It is definitely not 6 miles as stated.

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Matthieu Lakes
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36 Completed 32 Reviews

A long-ish day hike on a cloudless Saturday in October. Easy parking at the Lava camp area, right at the trail-head. (trail #4060 "Lava Camp LK"). This quickly leads to the PCT Trail #2000 (or "PCNST" on the signs). After about .75miles on the PC(NS)T the North Matthieu Lake Trail (Trail #4602) continues on the right, staying close to the lava flow wall. Both lakes were quiet and deserted when I reached them at about 9:30 AM (the North lake had quite a few campers getting ready for the night when I returned to them at 4:00 PM). The North lake has 7 designated camp sites; the South lake (smaller and more exposed) has only 3. Shortly before reaching the South Matthieu Lake, the trail merges back with the PCT. Since I had visited both lakes early in the morning I continued on the PCT first to skirt the Yapoah Crater and then on to a scramble up Collier Cone. The views (especially to the North) between South Matthieu lake and Collier Cone are stunning. The strenuous climb to the lip of Collier Cone is well rewarded by up-close views of North Sister, the Collier Glacier down Middle Sister and finally, to the right, Little Brother. This hike made for a long day (starting at 8:30am and returning at 4:30pm) ... but it was well worth every step. I gave 5 starts to the whole hike; maybe 4 or 4.5 just getting to the two lakes

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Little Belknap
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

Great views! Do NOT take your dogs! Their paws will give out on their way back (terrain is too harsh). You may have to carry your dog back. We did. Wear good shoes too! It is totally worth it to get to the top. Don't give up.

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Squaw Creek Falls
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33 Completed 8 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful! Really easy hike to get to the base of the falls. You can scramble up the rocks on the left side of the falls and go to the top where you have incredible views all around and complete solitude as there is no trail so there is never anyone up there.

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