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Gems in Central Oregon - 5

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gem Favorite Tamolitch Blue Pool

Tamolitch Blue Pool

(14) McKenzi…, OR
gem Favorite North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit

South Sister Summit

(9) Sisters, OR
gem Favorite Mount Jefferson past the mouth of Boca Cave.

Boca Cave

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite The three stunning sunbeams in Sky Light Cave.

Skylight Cave

(2) Sisters, OR
gem Favorite Views abound from the lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout

(2) Mill City, OR

Recommended Routes in Central Oregon - 30

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Favorite Fenced in Sand Spring - please treat all water sources.
Intermediate

Oregon Desert Trail (Seg. 1): Badlands to Sand Spring

38.2 mi 61.5 km 4,014' Up 1223.53 m Up 2,480' Down 755.86 m Down

Bend, OR
Favorite The sun peeks through the forest near a small stream crossing.
Intermediate

Santiam Wagon Road: Mountain House to House Rock Falls

5.0 mi 8.1 km 521' Up 158.73 m Up 521' Down 158.7 m Down

McKenzi…, OR
Favorite Mt Bachelor in background (Mili fire of 2017 providing smoke).
Difficult

Paulina Peak

5.7 mi 9.2 km 1,601' Up 487.89 m Up 1,600' Down 487.75 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite Stars over Clear Lake
Easy/Intermediate

Clear Lake Loop

5.1 mi 8.3 km 324' Up 98.9 m Up 319' Down 97.21 m Down

McKenzi…, OR
Favorite View of three sisters from ridge
Difficult

Broken Top Loop

23.5 mi 37.9 km 3,521' Up 1073.33 m Up 3,533' Down 1076.77 m Down

Sisters, OR
Favorite Trail to Pamelia Lake
Intermediate

Pamelia Lake to PCT Loop

18.8 mi 30.3 km 3,350' Up 1021.14 m Up 3,344' Down 1019.2 m Down

Mill City, OR
Favorite Jefferson Park and Mount Jefferson from the summit of Bear Point.
Difficult

Bear Point Out and Back

7.5 mi 12.1 km 2,937' Up 895.12 m Up 2,937' Down 895.16 m Down

Mill City, OR
Favorite Mount Jefferson slightly obstructed by smoke from the 2020 Lionshead fire and a sleepy dog on top of Marion Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Marion Lake-Mountain-Falls

11.3 mi 18.2 km 2,712' Up 826.51 m Up 2,711' Down 826.31 m Down

Sisters, OR
Favorite Whychus Canyon from Rim Trail (11-06-2018)
Intermediate

Whychus Canyon Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 520' Up 158.39 m Up 520' Down 158.48 m Down

Sisters, OR

Central Oregon Running

  • 3,930 Miles 6,325 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Gems Gems
  • 462 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 403 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 153 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Oregon - 988

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0.9 mi 1.5 km #1Pilot Butte Trail
Intermediate
Bend, OR
Intermediate
Bend, OR 17 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake
Intermediate
Bend, OR
Intermediate
Bend, OR
2.6 mi 4.1 km #3Tam McArthur Rim Trail #4078
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
5.1 mi 8.2 km #4Park Meadow Trail #4075
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
2.5 mi 3.9 km #5Park Meadow Tie Trail #4102
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
1.4 mi 2.2 km #6Little Three Creek Trail #4076
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Sisters, OR
5.0 mi 8.1 km #7Broken Top Trail #10
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Bend, OR
0.9 mi 1.4 km #8Easy Tie
Easy
Sunriver, OR
Easy
Sunriver, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Three Creek Meadow Trail #4103
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
Intermediate
Sisters, OR
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Bessie Butte Trail
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR
Difficult
Deschutes River Woods, OR

Photos of Central Oregon - 689

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Looking at the back side of Monkey Face pinnacle and Smith Rock Group just before a thunderstorm.
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
Evening view of the mountains from Pilot Butte
May 22, 2015 near Bend, OR
Smith Rock State Park
May 27, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
The sun peeks through the forest near a small stream crossing.
May 23, 2017 near McKenzi…, OR
View of Mt Jefferson from Elephant Rock
Apr 8, 2018 near Mill City, OR
Stars over Clear Lake
Jul 3, 2018 near McKenzi…, OR
North and Middle Sisters from South Sister Summit
Jul 12, 2018 near Sisters, OR
A sunset view over the entire caldera from the viewing area a little past the parking lot.
Aug 31, 2020 near La Pine, OR