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Gems in Central Oregon - 5

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gem Favorite Enjoying the view

Tamolitch Blue Pool

(14) McKenzi…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Jefferson past the mouth of Boca Cave.

Boca Cave

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit

South Sister Summit

(8) Sisters, OR
gem Favorite The three stunning sunbeams in Sky Light Cave.

Skylight Cave

(2) Sisters, OR
gem Favorite Views abound from the lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout

(2) Mill City, OR

Recommended Routes in Central Oregon - 26

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Favorite Smith Rock State Park
Difficult

Misery Ridge Loop

4.1 mi 6.5 km 911' Up 277.74 m Up 911' Down 277.81 m Down

Terrebonne, OR
Favorite North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit
Difficult

South Sister Climber Trail #36

12.2 mi 19.7 km 4,875' Up 1485.97 m Up 4,875' Down 1485.98 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Green Lakes in front of Broken Top
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Lakes

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,154' Up 351.78 m Up 1,154' Down 351.78 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Smith Rock State Park
Intermediate/Difficult

Summit Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,186' Up 361.4 m Up 1,185' Down 361.2 m Down

Terrebonne, OR
Favorite Stars over Clear Lake
Easy/Intermediate

Clear Lake Loop

5.1 mi 8.3 km 324' Up 98.9 m Up 319' Down 97.21 m Down

McKenzi…, OR
Favorite Easy bridge crossing.
Easy/Intermediate

Shevlin Loop Trail

4.8 mi 7.7 km 308' Up 93.73 m Up 306' Down 93.37 m Down

Bend, OR
Favorite View of three sisters from ridge
Difficult

Broken Top Loop

23.5 mi 37.9 km 3,521' Up 1073.33 m Up 3,533' Down 1076.77 m Down

Sisters, OR
Favorite On the way to Diamond View Lake
Difficult

Odell to Windigo Loop

54.6 mi 87.8 km 6,018' Up 1834.37 m Up 6,019' Down 1834.59 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite A snow-decorated Tumalo Falls is your wintertime reward along the North Fork Trail.
Intermediate

North Fork to Bridge Creek Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,128' Up 343.89 m Up 1,127' Down 343.48 m Down

Deschut…, OR

Central Oregon Hiking

  • 4,149 Miles 6,677 Kilometers of Trail
  • 33 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 401 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 397 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 143 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Oregon - 908

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5.3 mi 8.5 km #1Black Butte Trail #26
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Sisters, OR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake
Intermediate
Bend, OR
Intermediate
Bend, OR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Misery Ridge
Difficult
Terrebonne, OR
Difficult
Terrebonne, OR
26.5 mi 42.7 km #4McKenzie River Trail MRT
Intermediate
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Intermediate
McKenzie Bridge, OR
3.9 mi 6.2 km #5North Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
7.6 mi 12.2 km #6Lower Lookout Mountain Trail
Difficult
Prineville, OR
Difficult
Prineville, OR
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
1.8 mi 2.8 km #8Bear Point Trail #3342
Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
Difficult
Warm Springs, OR
8.3 mi 13.4 km #9Crescent Mountain Trail
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #10Three Sisters Traverse
Difficult
Sisters, OR
Difficult
Sisters, OR

Photos of Central Oregon - 681

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Stars over Clear Lake
Jul 3, 2018 near McKenzi…, OR
Smith Rock State Park
May 27, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
A sunset view over the entire caldera from the viewing area a little past the parking lot.
Aug 31, 2020 near La Pine, OR
North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit
Jul 12, 2018 near Sisters, OR
View of Mt Jefferson from Elephant Rock
Apr 8, 2018 near Mill City, OR
Evening view of the mountains from Pilot Butte
May 22, 2015 near Bend, OR
Looking at the back side of Monkey Face pinnacle and Smith Rock Group just before a thunderstorm.
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
The sun peeks through the forest near a small stream crossing.
May 23, 2017 near McKenzi…, OR