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South Sister, Bend

#10 of 15 in Nature in Bend
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • One of the hardest hike I have ever done. Definitely be prepared, have plenty of water, and good hiking shoes. This hike gets harder towards the summit, so take your time hiking to the top. Once...  more »
  • I hiked to the top 7/18/20. It is a challenging hike. I recommend bringing hiking poles, lots of water, good hiking shoes, and sunscreen. I recommend starting early before it gets too hot. I arrived....  more »
  • This was a wonderful day hike, which we did to celebrate our anniversary! Due to the steepness of the last two miles, and the relatively flat middle miles, it was more challenging than we expected...  more »
  • A very good hike, and quite well marked. The beginning is relatively tree covered, with plenty of sun protection. One thing to note is that the last mile or so is on volcanic gravel. Not a problem if you are prepared, but definitely recommend good shoes and a hat/sunscreen. It’s a beautiful hike with good views. Highly recommend.
  • A beautiful day hike, but it's a long ways up.
  • It's a long hard hike to the top of the south sister, but the view is worth it. Just bring a jacket and a lot of water, since there isn't any place to fill up on the way, and it's often quite cold at the top.
  • Great place to kick it with your frog
  • Beautiful hike up an ancient Volcano and easy access from Bend. On weekends with good weather get out early to avoid crowds and afternoon weather. Though it is not a technically difficult trail, do be aware there is a lot of volcanic rock, scree and sand and that slipping and falling is a very real norm here. Don't get stuck at the top in a storm!

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