Broken Top Trailhead


Dogs need to be on-leash on trails in the Three Sisters Wilderness (Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes,

Dogs need to be on-leash in Three Sisters Wilderness on: Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes, South Sister, Soda Creek, Todd Lake and Crater Ditch Trails, from July 15 to September 15. 


The access road for this trailhead (Forest Road 370 to Forest Road 380, past Todd Lake) is very rugged and high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended.
This is a heavily used trailhead and the public is reminded that self issued wilderness permits are required and available at the trailhead. There is a toilet at this site.

Provides access to: Broken Top Trail within Three Sisters Wilderness. This trailhead has a parking lot at the Wilderness boundary near Ball Butte. 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
  • Free PERMIT required Memorial Day through October 31: self-issue wilderness permit available at the trailhead.
  • Motorized and mechanical equipment (including bicycles and drones) are prohibited in the wilderness.
  • Groups must be under 12 people and 12 head of stock.
  • Build campfires at least 100 feet away from water.
  • Pack in / Pack out!
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”—please refrain from cutting, damaging or gathering vegetation or other forest items, i.e. rocks, etc.
  • Please bury human waste 6-8” deep and at least 200’ away from water.
Permit Info: 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.
Open Season: August
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 24.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 4.0 miles north on Forest Road 4600-370, then about 1 mile west on Forest Road 4600-380.

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