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South Sister

Cascade Range, Bend, OR
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Snow on trail in early July

We hiked it on 7/5/17. It was +90 degrees at the trailhead and there was still snow on the trail a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
San Francisco, California
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Nice peaceful area took lots of pictures. Very trangel just a time to reflect. You need to stop... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Brevard, North Carolina
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Cascade Range, Bend, OR
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Reviewed 18 July 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

1  Thank DPark-SF
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed seeing South Sister. it is the tallest of the Three Sisters - the other two being Middle Sister and North Sister. its a good place for hiking, albeit, challenging at times.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ten adults set out to hike the South Sister to the summit. We made a detour to Lake Moraine which was beautiful and calm in the am. You can see the reflection of the mountain off the lake. The hike to the summit is pretty...More

Thank cincifoodie
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Truer words were never spoken about this hike. There is no technical gear needed but it's 11.6 miles up and down with a 4800+ foot in elevation gain. Five of us off-duty firefighters started about 7 am and returned about 5pm after spending almost an...More

3  Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is absolutely worth the effort. Its tough, so make sure you are in appropriate shape and bring enough food, water, and appropriate supplies. Glad we had good boots, trekking poles, 3+ liters of water a piece, and warm clothing. People get lost, so unless...More

1  Thank HLP5786
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our intent was to hike to the top but we took a wrong turn and ended up on the Pacific Crest Trail which turned out to be a unique experience as we met quite a few people with backpack and gear who were making the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

During summer when snow has melted from the route, South Sister is a non technical climb (meaning you won't need special equipment such as ropes and carabiners) that can be done as a very challenging day hike or a moderate backpacking trip. The main consideration...More

Thank Gabigabs
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I read about South Sister climb on several websites; it was tough to know what to expect. My wife and I (both in decent shape and 41 years old) started at 6:30 and were in the car at 3:30, so it was a 9 hour...More

7  Thank Mike D
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Cindy M
19 March 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