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Address: Cascade Range, Bend, OR

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Stunning views from the top. Beautiful hike!

This whole area is just stunning. I highly recommend hiking to the summit to get the stunning views from the top but if you don't have the time to summit at least hike the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Amy503
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This whole area is just stunning. I highly recommend hiking to the summit to get the stunning views from the top but if you don't have the time to summit at least hike the area. No technical gear is needed to hike. It is a long hike, average 9 hours round trip but worth it.

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Eugene, Oregon
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a great mountain to climb that's not technical, this is it. Beautiful scenery over the whole trip.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Mountains in the sunset are great anywhere and the Sisters were no exception. Plenty of road shoulder and spaces to pull over and get awesome shots as the sun tints it orange with nothing but unobstructed flat plain in the foreground.

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Loreto, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Went on a day hike with my Lab from the Century Lakes Hwy. We did a loop just to make it interesting especially since the pup doesn't understand the difference between magnetic north and true north. Stopped for lunch on the high point of the trail and just took in the view. I guess this is why we live in... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I hiked to the summit at age 65 with a friend. From my home in Bend, it took 11 hours for the commute to the trailhead, for the climb, and back home at the end of the adventure. It is a varied experience; staring with dense forest trails, then open hillsides with lakes, then a steep climb with challenging traction... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Everyone gets out and floats the river on a hot day. Even the Bend Metro Parks and Recreation Dept. has a bus that runs just to service the River Rats. You can go online to get the bus route and schedule. Basically, it runs from end of school to Labor Day, all along the river, from the Riverbend Park to... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Living in Sunriver 45 minutes from the Devils Lake trailhead, climbing South Sister was an obligatory rite of passage when I moved to Central Oregon. After about 20 ascents, my preference is to do it early in the season when the slopes are still covered by snow. With crampons and a pair of trekking poles, you can traverse the slopes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

My brother and I hiked South Sister. The day we hiked was overcast. We has read that it was not recommended attempt to summit on anything but a perfect day, I see why now. I split up the hike into thirds in my head for ease of explaining. The first third is lots of uphill in heavily wooded forest. Beautiful... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The area around the South Sister is one of my favorite. Several lakes, diverse terrain, a waterfall or two if you know where to look and wildlife. I've climbed the South Sister a couple of times too and it's not for the weak of heart as it is pretty strenuous.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We did the Devils Lake trailhead and went straight up!! It was only a 1 1/2 m trek to the lake but it kicked our butts! Look! We're 50/60 and in good shape. Loved walking in the forest. The lake is an ok view. Refreshing. Good exercise. Fun!! Just take your time.

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