Three Sisters Loop

The Three Sisters Loop is an iconic 5 day backpacking trip set in the Cascade Range among some of Oregon’s prettiest peaks.

This 48-mile loop circles the North, Middle, and South Sister volcanoes providing a fantastic array of diverse terrain. Take this amazing journey and wander through rugged volcanic landscapes complete with expansive pumice fields, pristine melt lakes, quiet old-growth forests, newly recovering burn areas, peaceful wildflower meadows, and glossy obsidian streams. This is truly a trip that cannot be missed!

  • Highlights: Sweeping volcanic views, beautiful lakes and streams, fascinating rock formations
  • Near: Portland, OR
  • Distance: 48 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 5800 ft
  • Hike Time: 5 days
  • Difficulty: 8/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • GPX Download Link: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Wilderness Permits: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Getting to the Trailhead:
From Portland: Hwy 5 (south) to Hwy 22 (east) to Hwy 20 (straight) to Hwy 242 (right) to trail head.


Google Map Link


Trail Map


Trail Profile



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