There is nothing like a hike to get away from the hustle & bustle of life to relax and renew.  Central Oregon offers an endless choice of hikes from the moderate to the challenging . I haven’t done many of the hikes myself but a friend has and she, Rennie, kindly shared the photos below on some of her favorite hikes.

These resources that will be helpful in your planning:

Every Trail   – This is a database of hikes across the continent.  It does a nice job of summarizing many of the hikes in Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Hikes – This is the web  site of William Sullivan – he has written a nice book on 100 hikes in Central Oregon. For each hike he gives and overview of the hike, difficulty level, and directions on how to get there. If you’re planning to hike you will want this guide.

Three Sisters Wilderness Trail Map – This map is a must. This will definitely get you to the trail head and help navigate some of the best hikes in Central Oregon. Accompany this with one of the resources above and you will be set for a fun & safe hike.  You may also want to purchase  Bend Trail Maps and lastly  Sisters and Redmond High Desert Map

I asked my friend, Rennie, what some of her favorite hikes were.  Here are a few photos from her favorite hikes.


Tam McArthur Best

The view at the top of Tam McArthur

Jefferson Park in the Fall

Mt Jefferson in the Fall

Hidden Lake Second Choice

Hidden Lake from a far

Hidden Lake First Choice

Hidden Lake up close

Black Butte

The view from Black Butte Mountain