7 miles
Distance
5,044 ft
Climb
-452 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route is commonly taken by hikers to get to the summit of the Three Sisters.

Definitely an extreme trail especially on the Three Sisters Summit Trail, where the terrain is loose, rocky, and off-cambered. Only for highly experienced riders.

There will be sections on the Mountain Lakes Trail where you'll be required to carry your bike, particularly on the wooden steps.

There's is space for parking at the trail head just off Hartley Lake Road. If your vehicle is 4x4, with high ground clearance, and you have experience driving rough backcountry roads, you can drive further up Mountain Lakes Spur road to a second parking spot.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Three Sisters Summit [hiking only] mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,449 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,485 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,078 ft
  • Grade
    12.346%
  • Grade max
    -35.642%
  • Grade min
    70.872%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,098 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Three Sisters Summit (Hiking only)
Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:41pm
Jul 18, 2018
Really good going at the moment (for a scree field anyway). A pretty decent track goes all of the way with only a few dicey moments. Wear boots to scree ski down!
Mountain Lakes Trail (HIKING ONLY)
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Sep 15, 2017
All trails are open again! Yay! reporter
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