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

Current Conditions: New for 2020, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.
Fees Avalid recreation pass can be used as a form of fee payment in vehicle for day use.
Permit Info:
The trail enters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness Permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from this 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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