Length: 1 mile Difficulty: Easy
The Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook sits perched atop cliffs overlooking Whychus Creek. Renamed in 2006 from Squaw Creek to Whychus, the creek flows from the northern slopes of Broken Top through the town of Sisters until it finally converges with the Deschutes River in a deep canyon out in Central Oregon's high desert. Reached via a 1-mile accessible trail, the overlook offers expansive views of the Whychus Creek Wild and Scenic River area as well as Three Sisters' peaks.
Visitors have two options to reach the overlook. The easier out-and-back South Trail winds through the forest before reaching the overlook. A more difficult North Trail turns the hike into a loop, but features sustained, though moderate, climbs and a longer distance. However, the North Trail does offer two additional mountain viewpoints before you reach the overlook. Those who choose to take the North Trail will return to the trailhead via the South Trail, as the North Trail is one-way only.