Four in One Cone is a Great Hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

On October 9, 2021 we were able to check another Central Oregon hike off the bucket list.  The hike to Four in One Cone off Scott Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness has been a goal for sometime and we were scheduled to hike this earlier in the summer under the new Wilderness Permit System; however extreme wildfire smoke kept us away on our scheduled day. In early October, the hike started with cool temperatures (in the 20s) but warmed during the day to the 50s. The hike is not long (roughly 9 miles round trip) with elevation gain just over 1400 feet. The hike is called Four in One Cone due to the nature of the 4 cinder cones which are adjacent to each other and have the unique topography of being blown out on one side with the remaining rim flowing into the next cone. The views from the top of the cones are fabulous toward North and Middle Sister, Little Brother, The Husband and then north toward Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack and Mt. Jefferson. The Collier glacier is easily seen from the cone as is another spot which is now on our list - the top of Collier Cone. On this day, we saw only two other hikers the whole day - and those two thirds of the way back to our car. Early October is becoming one of our favorite times to hike in the Cascades with cooler temperatures, fall color and fewer people making our experience very special.

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Original blog can be read at Bend Premier Real Estate's blog.

Comments (9)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lynnea, I wish I could hike like you do, enjoy it before you get as old as I am now.


Oct 19, 2021 11:56 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Will Hamm . We are hiking while we can. Last Saturday's hike was over 16 miles and 3100 feet of elevation gain; we felt that in the evening!  But what we really want to do is travel while we can and as the countries open up post covid, we hope to do a lot of that!

Oct 19, 2021 12:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lynnea... this is quite the topography! Something very different.

Oct 19, 2021 02:08 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker.  Central Oregon is made up of volcanoes - and much of the topography is a mixture of lava and forest when you get up to the Cascades. Areas that haven't been burned due to our large number of forest fires over the past few years can have beautiful old growth forests.  When seen with the Cascades (most of the mountains are over 10,000 feet, the impact is beautiful. I never get tired of seeing the mountains from many different locations.

Oct 19, 2021 02:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Lynnea Miller thanks for this information, Lynnea... not something I knew... then again I've never been anywhere in Oregon, but Portland... and I haven't been in Portland since 1975.

Oct 20, 2021 04:37 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks so beautiful but when I see snow that is an indication that it is too cold outside for me, haha.

Oct 20, 2021 05:26 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Brian England . At this time of year, we have changing weather.  One day it may snow and the next it may be in the 60's.  Last Saturday our hike (different than this one) started in the 20s and warmed to the 60s. You have to dress in layers to make it work - but it is so wonderful to hike in the fall with the colors as beautiful as they are.

Oct 20, 2021 09:57 AM
Brian England

I spoke to someone earlier today from Bend, OR and I almost mentioned your name but he was rushed to get off the phone, haha.

Oct 20, 2021 12:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lynnea- that is an ambitious hike and the scenery is beautiful!!!  

Oct 20, 2021 11:03 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

16 miles alone is daunting.  On mountain trails is quite impressive.  Thank you for sharing the pics.  Mark

Oct 20, 2021 02:42 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Lynnea Miller that looks like a great hike with some beautiful scenery.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 10, 2021 04:14 PM