North and Middle Sister from Four-In-One Cone
- 9 miles round trip
- 1500 feet elevation gain
- Open mid-July through October
- Use: hikers, horses
When Captain Felix Scott led the first wagon train through the McKenzie Pass area in 1862, he blazed a sinuous route across an alien volcanic landscape of cinder cones and lava flows beside North Sister. This hike traces his footsteps, following the Scott Trail to a viewpoint atop the crater rim of four connected cinder cones. If you have the energy to hike 0.8 mile further, you can picnic in a meadow with one of Oregon’s best lupine displays.
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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.
Scott Trail junction with the PCT