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Sisters, Oregon Recreation

 Sisters, Oregon


Tee off on three award winning courses in the Sisters area. Big Meadow and Glaze Mountain, at Black Butte Ranch, are surrounded by the natural beauty of Central Oregon. See spectacular views of Mt. Jefferson, Black Butte, North and Middle Sister, and Mt. Washington while golfing. The 14th hole at Big Meadow is particularly noteworthy for its magnificent view of Three Finger Jack. Big Meadow is a classic mountain style layout, designed by Robert Muir Graves in 1972. The course is 7,000 yard, par 72. Glaze Meadow, a 6,600 yard par 72 course, is scheduled for future renovation, but is open for the season. Golf schools, clinics and private lessons are available. Facilities include snack bars, pro shops and other golfing amenities. These courses are very popular, so reservations are recommended (reservation number - 800-399-2322).

Five miles east of Sisters, Ponderosa pines and emerald green grass frame stunning mountain views at Aspen Lakes Golf Course. This eighteen hole course, designed by William Overdorf, has many water features, as well as striking red cinder sand bunkers. Facilities include a driving range, putting green, pro shop, and a snack bar. Private and group lessons are available for all skill levels, as well as golf camps and clinics. Reservations are recommended (reservation number - 541-549-GOLF).



Head of the MetoliusHiking is a favorite way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Cascades. Hiking trails abound in the Sisters area - from easy walking trails to challenging backpacking experiences in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. Hiking is seasonal, with trails generally being open in the summer months. A recreation pass is needed for many of the trails in this area. A free wilderness permit is required for hiking in the Three Sisters Wilderness area, which is available at trailheads.

The Head of the Metolius trail is an easy family hike. Located off of F.S. Road 14 near Camp Sherman, the short, 0.2 mile trail leads through Ponderosa pines and native shrubs to the headwaters of the Metolius River. There are many small creatures and birds that live along the trail, and children especially enjoy spotting the different kinds of wildlife. At trail's end, the crystal clear waters of the Metolius well up out of the ground, creating the beginning of the river. This spot is one of the most accessible and picturesque places in the Sisters area, so bring your camera along. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Jefferson above the river on the benches at the end of the trail.

Little Three Creek Lake trail is an easy three mile loop trail that leads to spectacular views of Tam McArthur Rim from Little Three Creek Lake. There is also a short spur to Park Meadow. The trailhead is located across from Driftwood Campground, off of F.S. Rd. 1600-900. The trail winds through a sparse forest, leading around the edge of the lake. Innumerable tiny frogs hop near the trail and lake's edge, enchanting children of all ages. Hikers can access the Three Sisters Wilderness area from this trail.

Information about other hiking trails is available at the Deschutes National Forest summer trails web page.


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