Todd Lake and Broken Top

  • Easy (around Todd Lake)
  • 1.7-mile loop
  • 100 feet elevation gain
  • Open early July to early November
  • Moderate (to Broken Top crater)
  • 5.8 miles round trip
  • 1420 feet elevation gain
  • Open August to mid-October

There’s something for everyone at Broken Top. A kid-friendly loop around Todd Lake starts from an easily accessible trailhead. A spectacularly scenic trail climbs to a glacial lake—but the dirt road to the trailhead is spectacularly rough.

Drive the Cascade Lakes Highway west of Bend …

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