Matthieu Lakes

South Matthieu Lake and North Sister

Easy

6-mile loop
800 feet elevation gain
Open mid-July through October
Use: hikers, horses 

Left: South Matthieu Lake and North Sister

The two Matthieu Lakes seem worlds apart—one in a windswept pass with mountain views and the other in a deep forest sheltered by a craggy lava flow. Visit both on this easy loop along a heavily used portion of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.

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