Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge™


Registration for the 2018 Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge opens in early 2018

Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge


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: 43.689256, -121.254687
: 44.398958, -121.634789
Tumalo Mountain: 44.005132, -121.642556
Black Crater: 44.265778, -121.748471
: 43.979228, -121.688347
South Sister: 44.103458, -121.769307


Paulina Peak

PAULINA PEAK - Elevation 7,989' (2,434 m)

Paulina Peak is the highest point on Newberry Crater, one of the largest shield volcanos in North America. The summit sits on the edge of a 21 mile-long crater rim. The geology of the area is fascinating. Well east of the Cascades, Paulina Peak offers views that extend from Mount Shasta to Mount Adams.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking Paulina Peak in Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Black Butte Cupola

BLACK BUTTE - Elevation 6,436' (1,962 m)

Black Butte is an extinct stratovolcano that sits east of the Cascades, rising 3,076′ above the surrounding plain.  This symmetrical cone-shaped butte is home to an active fire lookout tower, as well as a historic cupola that you can easily imagine must have been the coolest summer digs ever, with spectacular views of Mt Washington, The Sisters and beyond.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking Black Butte in the Deschutes National Forest

Tumalo Mountain

TUMALO MOUNTAIN - Elevation 7,779' (2,370 m)

A shield volcano that rises to 7,779′, giving you great views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt Bachelor.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking Tumalo Mountain

Yoda on Black Crater

BLACK CRATER - Elevation 7,251' (2,210 m)

Snow clings to the north-facing side of this crater late into July. Great views of the Belknap Crater and lava flow, the Three Sisters and Mt Washington.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking Black Crater

Mount Bachelor

MOUNT BACHELOR - Elevation 9,068' (2,764 m)

Everyone in Central Oregon knows Bachelor. The route up is challenging and the views will whet your appetite for the final peak.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking Mount Bachelor - coming soon 

View from South Sister

SOUTH SISTER - Elevation 10,363' (3,159 m)

South Sister is the third tallest mountain in Oregon. Summiting this mountain makes the perfect finale for the challenge.

Original Six-Pack route: Hiking South Sister

Black Butte in the fall

By Wendy Vandam | October 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

Peak Black Butte Group   Trailhead Black Butte Upper Trail Gorgeous outside today! Wasn't sure if I was going to get in anymore of the 6 peaks after losing so many weeks to the fires, then personal travel. Only had time today to hike from the upper trailhead (4.4 mi / 1750 ft gain). Good […]

Paulina Peak

By Beardedyeti44 | September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Paulina Peak Group with my dad on vacation from California Trailhead trail No. 57 It was awesome!!! Tried two weeks ago but ended up driving to the top. This time my dad was in town and wanted a peak to climb so i figured lets do one on this challenge. It was smokey as […]

Pauline Peak

By mnelsonhd | September 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Paulina Peak Group   Trailhead Paulina Hot and Dusty!

South Sister

By mnelsonhd | August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak South Sister Group   Trailhead Green Lakes Went up Sunday late afternoon to camp on top. Smoke increased in the afternoon but woke up to some amazing views before the smoke from the Nash fire which started overnight during rain and lightning storm.

Black Beaut

By Lindsay Crowner | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Black Butte Group   Trailhead Upper This was my third trip up Black Butte this year, but first at the upper trailhead. Let me tell you, the hike from the upper trailhead is WAY easier. Fresh legs and only 2ish miles of up. But the drive in? Barf. Give me the lower trailhead any […]

Tumalo Mountain 1 of 6!

By Hikingjess525 | August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Peak Tumalo Mountain Group   Trailhead Tumalo Mountain We escaped the smoke and kicked up some dust!


By mnelsonhd | August 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Peak Tumalo Mountain Group   Trailhead Dutchman Dusty, warm

Easier to ski!

By Wendy Vandam | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Mount Bachelor Group   Trailhead Sunrise Lodge First time hiking up Mt Bachelor, looks very different from ski season. The latter half of the trail is more challenging – steep trail, loose lava rock, and some boulders to go over. After the rain yesterday, the skies were more clear today and no smell of […]

Mt Bachelor

By pollypurcell | August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Mount Bachelor Group   Trailhead Sunrise to Summit Super cloudy and hazy. Pretty cold at the top with lots of wind. Steady inline, but not too bad! Enjoyable pace, since my legs were still tired from South Sister. Would definitely do this one again, and hopefully the next time I'll get to see the […]


By thatca65 | August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peak Tumalo Mountain Group Meetup Trailhead Dutchman Smoke from the recent fires obscured the beautiful views! Straightforward climb but my knees never like the way down?