Tam McArthur Rim Trailhead

Area Status: Open

The Tam McArthur Rim Trailhead provides access to the Tam McArthur Trail #4078 and Three Sisters Wilderness

The Tam McArthur Rim 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

Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Usage: Heavy
  • Wilderness restrictions apply
  • View maps of areas where camping/campfire/dog restrictions apply: Dog leash restrictionsCamp ChambersGreen LakesMatthieu LakesGolden LakeMoraine LakesSisters Mirror
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Sisters, Oregon; Bend, Oregon
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest 

General Information


From Sisters, OR: 16.4 miles south on Forest Road 16.

Location: Three Creek Lake

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