The Twins Trail #3595

Beginning at Forest Road 5897, the trail begins a gradual ascent toward the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000, which is reached in less than 2 miles. After crossing the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, it begins to climb more steeply and heads east around the south side of Twins Peak. This trail takes the hiker through a dry mountain hemlock and lodgepole pine forest with areas of exposed rock and boulders.

After a scramble through pumice soils, the top of Twins Peak is reached for a spectacular view of the Waldo Lake area and including the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak. The trail continues on northward toward Found Lake and Gerdine Butte, but is sometimes difficult to locate. Upon reaching the forest boundary the trail number changes to #19, a Deschutes National Forest designation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is in an area impacted by the Cedar Creek Fire. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Crescent Junction, OR
Water: None
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access from:

Map Location:
T.21 & 22 S., R.6 E., W.M., Sections 9, 3 & 2; 35

General Notes:

Map of The Twins trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is closed to mountain bikes. This is mosquito country during the spring and early summer.

Close to:


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
3.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
5500 feet - 7400 feet