Canyon Creek Meadows

Portland, Oregon

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This popular loop route takes you past Jack Lake and on a tour of a high alpine meadow with bubbling Canyon Creek flowing through it. In addition, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the jagged spires of Three Fingered Jack. High mountain scenery is the highlight of this popular trail. The route takes you past Jack Lake and then enters spectacular Canyon Creek Meadows. Jack Lake covers about 7 acres and is host to a nice campground. After 0.2 mile you’ll arrive in a high alpine meadow that has a profusion of bright purple lupine and brilliant red Indian paintbrush blooms in the summer. After 2 miles you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the craggy spires of 7,841-foot Three Fingered Jack—named in honor of Joaquin Murietta, an aspiring gold rusher with a mutilated, three-fingered hand.
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

This popular loop route takes you past Jack Lake and on a tour of a high alpine meadow with bubbling Canyon Creek flowing through it. In addition, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the jagged spires of Three Fingered Jack. High mountain scenery is the highlight of this popular trail. The route takes you past
Jack Lake and then enters spectacular Canyon Creek Meadows. Jack Lake covers about 7 acres and is host to a nice campground.

After 0.2 mile you’ll arrive in a high alpine meadow that has a profusion of bright purple lupine and brilliant red Indian paintbrush blooms in the summer. After 2 miles you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the craggy spires of 7,841-foot Three Fingered Jack—named in honor of Joaquin Murietta, an aspiring gold rusher with a mutilated, three-fingered hand.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 5.5
Elevation Gain: 836 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5- 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District, Pine Street and Highway 20, Sisters; (541) 549-7700; www.fs.usda.gov/main/centraloregon/home
Local Maps: USGS Three Fingered Jack and Marion Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyon Creek Meadows

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