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South Sister Summit Hike

Experience of a lifetime. One of the most physically demanding things I have ever done. Put it on... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Creswell, Oregon
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Beautiful spot with fantastic views!

We hiked up to Moraine Lake which is almost half way up South Sister. The hike is beautiful with... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Avon, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Experience of a lifetime. One of the most physically demanding things I have ever done. Put it on your bucket list.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank UOfootball
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We hiked up to Moraine Lake which is almost half way up South Sister. The hike is beautiful with spectacular views of Broken Top and Mt Bachelor. The lake is lovely too. Many people were making the 5000 foot ascent of South Sister which has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank plivsey2017
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Hike through many environments on the way to summit this majestic mountain. Can be done in a day or backpack in to one of the high lakes and make a weekend out of it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

South Sister is a beautiful mountain with a trail to the summit. I have climbed that trail 7 times already. I took my boys to the summit at ages 7 and 8. Lakes surround this peak as well as one being at the summit itself....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mistyschulz
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Oregon 3rd highest mountain, South Sisters is a perfect for well prepared and avid hikers. It can get cold in the morning hours and on the summit and roasting hot in the afternoon on the mid-mountain. The top third of the hike is on volcanic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travellingsloths
Reviewed September 14, 2017

You just got to do the hike to the top. one of the easiest mountains that you can climb and get to a glacier and totally worth the view. Be forewarned, volcanic mountain so gets a bit chausy/sandy the higher you go so come prepared...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank kylel627
Reviewed September 1, 2017

6 miles each way, direct trail. After the first 1.7 miles of switchbacks, flat and open with panoramic views then a steep hike up the business side of the south ridge. Take the time to explore the lake at the edge of the glacier before...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MtnRunner509
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We hiked it on 7/5/17. It was +90 degrees at the trailhead and there was still snow on the trail a couple miles into the hike. It is a pretty hike that hugs Fall Creek. There is a nice log footbridge over the creek within...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DPark-SF
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Nice peaceful area took lots of pictures. Very trangel just a time to reflect. You need to stop and smell the roses.

Date of experience: September 2016
Reviewed October 26, 2016

South Sister is one of the Cascades' tallest mountains, and an active volcano (fortunately, not active in the last few years, but you never know). Enter the hike from Century Drive, and enjoy a long steady uphill through the woods. Great variety of volcanic rocks...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Christian F
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Cindy M
March 19, 2015|
Response from Laura H | Reviewed this property |
I am not from the area so I am not sure. As an avid hiker though I would anticipate you would not be able hike it without crampons and ice picks as I know Mount Bachelor, the mountain next door, is a ski resort so South... More
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Nick R
Omaha, Nebraska
Hike Broken Top to South Sister? (6 Replies)
Is there a good way to hike from one peak to the other, basically going by Green Lake? I like the hike and hidden lakes that both summits present and am trying to figure out the most direct way for both that does not involve Scenic Byway 372.
July 29, 2017|
Response fromOregonExplorer|
I hiked on the Green Lakes Trail last October from the trailhead off #46 the Cascade Lakes Highway..There was an offshoot trail (marked) leading off to Moraine Lake and South Sister. Now ( bear with me), I met a group of backpackers who were coming back from having spent the night on Broken Top. Ergo, there must be a connecting trail off of Green Lakes Trail. Sorry I did not ask their specific route. Have you tried google?