HIKES BY AREA: Central Oregon

April 28, 2017

Smith Rock Summit Trail

Smith Rock State Park is consistently less rainy in the spring, and after having to cancel yet another backpacking trip, I headed here again for two nights of camping and hiking.

March 11, 2017

Summit Trail hike at Smith Rock State Park

To escape the last several weeks of never ending rain in Portland this spring, two friends and I headed to Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon for camping and hiking on the Summit Trail.

August 10, 2016

Three Sisters Wilderness

Three night backpacking trip to the Green Lakes area at the base of South Sister, with day hikes to Broken Top and Golden Lake.

July 29, 2016

Jefferson Park backpacking

Two night backpacking trip to Jefferson Park in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon

June 12, 2015

Smith Rock State Park camping & hiking

Two night camping trip at Smith Rock State Park. Our campsite had a view of nesting bald eagles… and beautiful rock formations.

October 11, 2014

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park, located in Central Oregon’s high desert, is a rock climber’s haven, with several thousand climbs in the park.

July 13, 2008

Three Sisters Wilderness

On a trip to Sisters, Oregon, we drove through Bend and over into the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mount Bachelor area to see the Central Cascades.

July 12, 2008

Koosah Falls, McKenzie River, Sahalie Falls, Clear Lake

We were on a long drive from Eugene to Sisters and stopped along the way to view waterfalls along the McKenzie River.

July 12, 2008

Proxy Falls

A loop hike goes to both Upper and Lower Proxy Falls and cuts through a large lava field.