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Belknap Crater Trail

6.5 Miles
Hard
2
Trail hiked by:
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Trail added on:
September 12, 2017
Updated on:
January 25, 2021

Time to Hike: 3 hours, ~15 minutes

Camping Allowed

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Summits

Dogs (leashed)

The Belknap Crater Trail at Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon is a difficult hike up to the sandy summit of Belknap Crater, a cinder cone surrounded by the great expanses of the Belknap Lava Bed, and features stunning views.

The hike is marked difficult due to course, rough lava, and steep and sandy grades.

The last part of the hike, past the lava flow, is extremely sandy, slippery, and steep! Your progress will be slow, but it never gets too sketchy. The path is for the most part, easy to follow. The trail leading away from the Pacific Crest Trail is not marked. It is seen to your left immediately after you exit the lava bed (beyond the Little Belknap Crater Trail junction).


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Hazards

Falling rocks or scrambles

Surface Type

Dirt

Seasons

Summer, Fall

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44.260415, -121.810012

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1649 '

Total Change
1739 '

Ascent
1663 '

Descent
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September 12, 2017
Updated on
January 25, 2021

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