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Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 7

ELK LAKE to OR 252: Skirt the glacier-draped Three Sisters on this 26.6-mile trip full of excellent ridgetop campsites, aspen-lined lakes, and fields of black volcanic glass. Tip: Wear durable boots.

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To Trailhead

From Bend, OR, head W on OR 46 (Cascade Lake Hwy.) for 34 mi. to Elk Lake; turn R @ Elk Lake Resort to access Horse Lake trailhead; head W for .8 mi. hike on Island Meadow Trail to meet PCT.

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