Pole Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trailhead provides the main access to the Three Sisters Wilderness via the Pole Creek Trail on the Sisters Ranger District. This is a heavily used trailhead in the summer.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 1st through September 30th. Recreation passes are accepted at this trailhead.
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: June
Restrictions:  
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest 

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

 

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