Sisters Area Hiking: Black Butte

If you’ve visited Sisters Bakery a few times on your visit and indulged in one too many craft brews at Three Creeks brewing, you might be up for a more challenging hike. Black Butte is just what the doctor ordered.

The Hike

This rewarding, moderately difficult hike begins about half way up the butte. It is a 1.9 mile hike fairly straight up, gaining 1,600 feet of elevation. The distance is 3.8 miles round trip to the headlands tip.

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Sisters Area Hiking: Suttle Lake

If hiking in the mountains sounds a bit daunting to the less outdoorsy folks in your group, Suttle Lake Loop might just be the answer. This easy-access loop is the perfect place to get hikers of all ages out to experience the splendor of the great outdoors.

Located in Western Jefferson County just five miles east of the Santiam Pass and about 13 miles west of Sisters on Highway 20/22, Suttle Lake is a quick drive from Sisters for a short adventure but there’s plenty to do to make a full day of it.

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