Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook Trailhead

Whychus Creek Overlook

The Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook sits perched atop cliffs overlooking Whychus Creek. Reached via a 1-mile accessible trail, the overlook offers expansive views of the Whychus Creek Wild and Scenic River area, as well as, the Three Sisters' peaks.

Visitors have two options to reach the overlook. The easier out-and-back South Trail winds through the forest before reaching the overlook. A more difficult North Trail turns the hike into a loop, but features sustained hill climbs and a longer distance. However, the North Trail does offer two additional mountain viewpoints before you reach the overlook. Those who choose to take the North Trail will return to the trailhead via the South Trail, as the North Trail is one-way only.

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Located 5 miles from the town of Sisters, Oregon.
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
201 N. Pine Street
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information


The North and South Trails that lead to the Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook are both ADA accessible.


From Bend, take Highway 20 to Sisters Oregon. In downtown Sisters, turn left on Elm Street, which will become Three Creek Road, or Forest Road 16. Follow this road for 5 miles. Trailhead will be on your right.

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