Tam McArthur Rim Hike

Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
An amazing hike awaits you in the Three Sisters wilderness. The Tam McArthur Rim Trail hike starts at Three Creek Lake and continues for around 4 miles onto the Broken Top trail. You have a clear view of Three Sisters and Broken Top at 3.5 miles. It gains an elevation of roughly 1700-1800 ft at the tallest point on the trail. It takes around 90-120 mins (times may vary) for an average hiker. The views (above) further up from the summit of an unmaintained trail are simply stunning. At an elevation of 8000 odd feet, be ready for snowfields as late as July.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
You get clear views of the Three Creek Lake (above) and Mt Bachelor (below) along the trail. The trail climbs quickly, then relaxes a bit with a very gradual gradient and then steps up again.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
You reach a cliff (below, visible from the lake) at 1250 feet and around 2.5 miles into the trail beyond which the trail is not maintained. I camped 0.5 mile further up from this point for a night and came across fresh cougar paw marks in the snow fields on the route ahead. Beware this is bear country.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
Panorama at clarity of a 50mm fixed lens for amateurs interested in orology.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake Three Sisters Panorama

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