Pole Creek Trailhead


This trailhead provides access to the Three Sisters Wilderness via the Pole Creek Trail #4072 on the Sisters Ranger District.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at the Pole Creek Trailhead requires a recreation pass. Passes can be purchased from Forest Service offices or local vendors. See "Passes" below for more information.

The Pole Creek Trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from this trailhead. See "Permit Info" below for more details.

At a Glance

Fees: Recreation Fee Area: $5/vehicle/day  – On-site payment available
Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Three Sisters Wilderness from this trailhead.
  • Overnight Use
  • Day Use
    • Free, self-issue Wilderness Permit (available at the trailhead) between June 15 and October 15.
Check out Recreation.gov for more information or call 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Sisters, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
Pine Street and Hwy. 20
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information

Directions:

Location: Three Sisters Wilderness Boundary near Pole Creek

From Sisters, OR: 1.5 miles west on Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass Highway), then approximately 10 miles south on Forest Service Road 15.


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  Latitude : 
44.18747

  Longitude : 
-121.69990