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Address: Cascade Range, Bend, OR
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Best view in Oregon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We hiked a dozen or so trails in the area, but this was by far the most spectacular. The views from the summit are breathtaking. Actually, the views almost the entire way are amazing! But be prepared for a strenuous hike. It's long with a lot of elevation gain. We lucked out and had fairly warm temps at the top,... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've hiked to the South Sister summit 4 times now, most recently in August 2014 for my wedding. This is a challenging hike due to the elevation gain, lengthy scree fields and unpredictable weather but it will undoubtedly be unforgettable regardless of whether you reach the summit. The volcanic activity in the area tells an amazing geological story every step... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are an experienced hiker or someone with serious stamina, this hike is worth the effort. Even for someone used to doing 15+ mile hikes with serious elevation change, this trail is a bear. Very few switchbacks mean basically straight up for more than 5 miles and 5k feet of elevation change. Poles are a good idea for the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We hiked to the summit in September 2014. It was a long day (9-10 hours return), but one of the best hikes we've ever done.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In late August, 4 friends and i, after a couple months' worth of planning, achieved the summit of this, Oregon's third highest peak. Other reviewers have commented on the climb, and I agree with all of them- last 1000 feet is tough as you are on scree- loose gravel, the two-steps up, one-step back variety. You can circumnavigate the summit... More 

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

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