The Best Hikes near Sisters, Oregon

Our guests' adventurous spirits drive them to Sisters. We are close to some of the greatest hikes in all of Oregon, and possibly the nation. Oregon's perfect weather and Sister's centralized location make for the perfect hiking experience, where any path you choose will show you something astoundingly cool and it's very convenient to reach them.

However, it can be kind of difficult to decide which hikes you want to go on without some planning. So let us help you! We've compiled a list of the top hikes in the area for all skill levels. Everyone should feel welcome to go hiking near Sisters, Oregon!

Easy Hikes

For guests who just want to breathe the crisp air for an hour or two, or for families with young kids.

Eagle Rock Loop

Length: 5.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 183 feet

Delve into Deschutes National Forest at Eagle Rock Loop. This trail is located just south of Sisters, making it a convenient warm-up trail or family hike!

Fourmile Butte

Length: 1.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 367 feet

This is one of the shorter hikes on the list, but that doesn't mean it's not worth doing! Fourmile Butte is ironically nearly 2 miles long and opens up to an awe-inspiring overlook of the surrounding forests.

Moderate Hikes

For guests who want to see some of the more impressive views around Sisters without needing to train.

Peterson Ridge Trail

Length: 14.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 feet

While generally preferred as a biking trail, you are still able to hike Peterson Ridge! Eagle Rock is a highlight, but it's worth noting that most of this trail is forest. It's close to town though, so if you want something challenging and close, this is your place!

McKenzie Pass

Length: 16.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1916 feet

This long trail is a point-to-point hike, meaning you won't be circling back to where you park for the hike. Many of our guests walk a certain distance and turn around. You'll have the opportunity to cross solid lava rocks and cut through deep forests.
Occasionally closed for fires.

Whycus Creek Trail

Length: 10.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1256 feet

This looping trail takes you across the beautiful Whycus Creek. There's plenty of tree cover for a hot summer's day. Unlike many of the other trails, you can't bring your dog here.

Hard Hikes

For guests who are seeking a challenge. They don't care how high a mountain is, they'll climb it for fun. It doesn't matter the distance or elevation, these hikers are dedicated to conquering the mountains.

Black Crater Trail

Length: 7.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2322 feet

The steepest hike we've seen so far, Black Crater offers plenty of gorgeous vistas for you to view, and is an incredibly popular summit to beat.

You'll see some scorched trees due to forest fires, but there are also few, if any, bugs in the area. Dogs are allowed on the trail (without a leash in some spots).

Belknap Crater Trail

Length: 7.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1833 feet

Neighboring Black Crater Trail, Belknap is another great hike with some unique sights. You'll walk through lava fields and see scorched trees, but you'll also see some greenery in the distance.

Three Sisters Oregon

What are the Three Sisters? These three iconic mountain peaks are actually a collection of volcanoes that are a part of the Cascade Range volcano system. The Three Sisters just happen to be the highest peaks we can see, all sitting in a row.

While this may seem kind of scary, you shouldn't be afraid of sinking into lava. The Volcanoes haven't been active for 10,000 years. What you should be nervous about is the difficulty of the hikes, which have proven quite daunting to many a traveler.

Pole Creek Trailhead

Length: 14.9 miles - 17.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 5282 feet

This trail divides into two different pathways, each taking you to a different Sister. If you go to North Sister, you'll be taking the shorter hike, but it will still be a far trek. The Middle Sister is a little longer and the most challenging hike near Sisters.

South Sister Trail

Length: 11.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 4986 feet

While the other two Sisters can be accessed from the same trail, the South Sister takes a little longer to reach. It's not as difficult as the other two hikes, but it's still a rewarding experience.

We hope to see you on your Sisters vacation! We promise the expeditions are worth it, especially when you have a comfortable inn to return to!