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Address: Cascade Range, Bend, OR

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This is a lovely hike.

You do not have to go all the way. even if you only go as far as Moraine Lake. It is lovely. I highly recommend back-packing for this trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You do not have to go all the way. even if you only go as far as Moraine Lake. It is lovely. I highly recommend back-packing for this trip.

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is volcano country, if you've never experienced it, come here. You find volcanic bombs of varying sizes on the ground seemingly everywhere you look.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The hike up to the top of South Sister is amazing and amazingly difficult! Plan on leaving super early to avoid crowds and afternoon thunder storms. Gloves are a good idea and make sure you have good boots and maybe gators to keep the gravel out of your shows. Everyone should try this once in their life!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Parking right off of the Cascade Lakes highway, the south sister trail gently climbs for about 3 miles before you begin the real workout. The remaining 3 miles are a little more arduous, but have the best views. My hike up went smoothly, but the hike down is when my thighs started to get a bit weak. Tip: Given that... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a scenic hike, and depending on how far you want to go it's either moderate or difficult. Worth it!

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Make sure you camp for this and start early. It can get cold so be prepared 5 mile approach, takes you through the woods then youre exposed the rest of the way. Terrible false summit, don't give up it is all worth it.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great hike. Wonderful views from the top. Going up is a steady grind. Going down was tough on my knees. But I am glad I tackled this.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Only 20 miles from Bend, well marked trail. The hike is probably ranked moderate and can be done easily in 4 hours. Be sure to carry enough water & be prepared for sudden change in weather. We ran into a snow storm in Oct.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A friend and I hiked to the top of South Sister and it has been one of the neatest things I have ever done. It is very strenuous and took us 12 hours but it was so worth it. The first part of the trail is through the woods with not too great views but once you get out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is an all day hike so be prepared. Bring lots of water and food... twice as much as you think you will need! Wear supportive footwear like boots with ankle support and a hiking pole or 2 is something I wish I had thought to bring with me. This is not a hike for young children or seniors. The... More 

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Address: Cascade Range, Bend, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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