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Tamolitch Pool Trail

Cascadia, OR

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Tamolitch Pool Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, OR that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Tam McArthur Rim
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful views! The trail is great running through burned forests, lush canopies, meadows, and cinder. This trail has scenery for everyone

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Broken Top Loop Trail
by Jessica Stai

1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Tam McArthur Rim
by Kevin P

7 Completed 6 Reviews

Amazing views but s steep hike. Very worthwhile

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Tam McArthur Rim
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35 Completed 11 Reviews

This is a great hike. Though there are a couple moderately steep stretches in the beginning once on top the hiking is pretty easy. Above treeline the views are excellent. We hiked over to Broken Top. There are views of all three Sister's. If it's going to be a hot day start early to get the hills done while it's cooler of course. There is little shade on top.

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Tam McArthur Rim
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I really enjoyed hiking this trail. I would suggest you use sunscreen if it is sunny when you go as most of the trail is in the sun. I also continued beyond the trail to the summit where you can see Broken Top's hidden lake. Once section of this later trail was somewhat narrow and foot placement was important.

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Middle Sister Trail
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68 Completed 66 Reviews

This is a mountain summit, and it's definitely "strenuous" ◊◊ from the marked Pole Creek trailhead (or from any other).

Most people backpack in and spend the night at Camp Creek before summiting via the south ridge, but it's do-able in one day via that route or by going straight up the Hayden glacier (north ridge approach). The latter requires roping-up and do some glacier travel (for a small glacier, the crevasses are substantial). If trying to make it a one-day ascent, well, get ready for a long approach and not to take many breaks.

There's also a long 15+ mile western approach and route from the Frog Camp / Obsidian Falls trailhead that crosses Renfrew Glacier. Eventually, the Frog Camp route also uses the north ridge approach to summit.

If you're looking for a walk-up, South Ridge is the way to go, but it's more akin to St. Helens-esque boulder and rock-crawling than the mellow ease of something of a South Sister slog. Middle Sister is great, but don't expect trails everywhere: you'll be climbing a mountain, not hiking around a tourist park.

Bring some thick gloves and every ounce of energy you have if you're ascending via the south ridge: the rocks are sharp and steep.

Regardless, it's a wonderful mountain and blissfully devoid of tourists. You might meet some new friends along the trail, but the tour-busses and trail runners will be miles away--and that's a good thing.