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Distance:
6.5 Miles / 10.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
3 hours, ~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Deschutes National Forest
Town:
Sisters, Oregon
Directions:
44.260415, -121.810012
Added:
September 12, 2017
Updated:
January 25, 2021
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1,649 '

Total Change
1,739 '

Ascent
1,663 '

Descent

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).

Explore 3 trails near Sisters, OR
  1. Parking

    44.260415, -121.810012
  2. Main Trailhead

    44.260368, -121.809578
  3. Panoramic vista from the summit of Belknap Crater

    44.285667, -121.841431
    Panoramic vista from the summit of Belknap Crater
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Hazards

Rockfalls / Ledges / or Scrambles

Seasons

Summer, Fall

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

No Star-Ratings
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Trail added
September 12, 2017
Hiked on
July 22, 2017
Updated on
January 25, 2021

Weather Forecast

In Sisters, OR

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