Matthieu Lakes

South Matthieu Lake and North Sister

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

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.