This trail climbs steeply over rugged terrain and loose cinders to the summit of South Sister. Because of the popularity of this trail, it is highly recommended to avoid weekends.
The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness Permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct. 31. Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
A valid Recreation Pass is required at Devils Lake-South Sister trailhead May 1st - September 30th.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.