Join the Challenge
The Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge is a self-guided hiking challenge that takes you up six iconic peaks. You can complete the hikes in six months, six weeks or six days. You set the schedule that works best for you.
You can climb them in order as you build your strength and endurance, or mix it up. The choice is yours. Your registration will help support Big City Mountaineers, so you'll be doing good for others with each peak you climb.
Overview Map of the Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge
The Peaks of the Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge
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.
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.
MAIDEN PEAK – Elevation 7,805′ (2,379 m)
The highest point between Diamond Peak and Mount Bachelor, this peak is an old shield volcano topped with a cinder cone. There are two main routes to the summit, and both are challenging.
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.
Advance permits are required from June 15th to October 15th. The forest service has increased the day use quota for the Devil's Lake trailhead to 100 people per day, and improved the permit process. Day-use permits will be released in two rolling windows: 10 days and then two days before the trip date. Online permit request form (begins June 5, 2022).