Black Crater Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Access to: Black Crater Trail and Three Sisters Wilderness Area.

Amenities: parking area

There is a moderate level of use at this trailhead in the summer with no winter access.

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness 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: Late June
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Three Sisters Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information


Location: Highway 242 near Windy Point

From Sisters, OR: 11.5 miles west on Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass Highway).

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Trailhead located at 4850 ft


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