Tumalo Mountain supplies spectacular views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. The Tumalo Mountain trail is a four-mile out-and-back hike and is generally considered challenging by most because of its straight-up climb to the top. But hiking up this shield volcano for the inspiring panoramic views makes it completely worthwhile!
Come prepared. Check the weather ahead of time, as conditions at the top of the mountain can be quite different than back at the car. Wind and cooler temps are pretty common at the summit, so a jacket and a warm layer might not be a bad idea. And don’t forget to bring water and oodles of snacks. Something covered in chocolate always makes hiking more fun.
Because of its close proximity to Bend, 20 miles West of town, this hike is extremely popular not only in the summer season but also in winter when folks head up on a bluebird day with their skis or snowshoes.
Dogs are allowed on Tumalo Mountain Trail during the summer months but must be on a leash. The area is closed to dogs from November 1 – May 1. Parking is at Dutchman Sno-Park, and a Sno-Park pass is required for parking from November 30 – April 30.