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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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Park Meadow
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Good for kids, not a lot of elevation gain. At times the trail can be dusty. Park Meadow itself is very beautiful with lots of clean water at the creeks and good views of Broken Top and South Sister. Good for an overnight backpacking trip with the family!

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Eagle Rock Loop
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice find but populated with people and garbage):

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Suttle Lake Loop
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice easy hike.. Lots of people.. And garbage

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Tam McArthur Rim
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Hiked this thru the night of the harvest moon 2013. Was breathtaking and priceless experience

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Tam McArthur Rim
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

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Squaw Creek Falls
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Trail disappears here and there. You have to be adventurous to get to the best spots to see the three falls, which are fairly close together. Awesome hike

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Peterson Ridge Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The PRT is premiere mountain biking and hiking trail system that runs south from the scenic town of Sisters, Oregon, and now includes over 20 miles of single track trail. The mail trailhead is right in town with free parking available at the Village Green Park. There are also trailheads at FivePine resort and at an unimproved parking area approximately 5.1 miles south of town on FS Road 16. It designed as a "ladder" system with "rungs" offering many different loop options that are mostly easy to moderate, with a few more difficult (and fun) lava rocks patches. The routes are nicely forested and well laid out to make use of rock outcroppings, interesting trees, and scenic viewpoints. Elevation increases towards the south, allowing for fast downhill runs back to town. The scenic piece de resistance is the south west section where the trails follows closely along Peterson Ridge that provides stunning views of the Three Sisters Mountains to the west. Free maps are available at the main trailheads and information and rental bikes at either of the two excellent bike shops in town. The PRT was built and is maintained by the all-volunteer Sisters Trails Alliance (STA). http://www.sisterstrails.com/

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Matthieu Lakes
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14 Completed 2 Reviews

Great views of the Sisters from the PCT portion of the loop going up to the south lake!

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Northern Three Sisters Loop Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Completed this loop this weekend (8/31-9/2). Started at Lava Lake Trailhead, hiked south via the Green Lakes Trail through a gorgeous burn area, over Camp Lake Trail, back to the PCT on the west side of Three Sisters. My partner and I exited via the Obsidian area (which is a restricted area) due to time restraints (saved us 7 miles) and hitchhiked back to Lava Lake Trailhead. Highlights: Green Lakes trail through the burn area was my favorite (we were told it was the less scenic route and to get it out of the way....); it was filled with interesting trail and great views of the sisters. Camp Lake is a must. And the obsidian area was amazing - Definitely worth getting the permit to start here, if possible. The area just north and northwest of Obsidian falls was one of the most beautiful areas I've ever hiked. All in all, we hiked 31 miles in 2.5 days. Would have been fun to give ourselves an extra day or two to allow for added destination hikes on our way.

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Little Belknap
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82 Completed 38 Reviews

really interesting hike. a lot different from a forest or alpine hike. bring sun screen, there is no shade. and watch your step, it's easy to get tripped up on the loose lava rocks

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