Volcano Hike, Skyline Forest

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for a sunset hike to the top of a small volcano located in Skyline Forest. Three Creek Butte is one of many small volcanoes scattered throughout the Three Sisters region. From its peak, we'll take in views of the larger volcanoes in the region and discuss the geologic history of the Cascades and the potential for future eruptions. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a challenging ~2 mile hike on dirt and gravel roads.

    Route: This hike will start at the base of Three Creek Butte and follow a road to the top. This hike is similar to hiking Pilot Butte in Bend. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is significant, cumulative elevation gain/loss of 500' on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks/dinner, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Skyline Forest is a privately-owned forest between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. This 33,000 acre tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and the Deschutes Land Trust has been working for a decade to conserve the forest for the local community. Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.