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The Castle

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View to the Three Sisters from The Castle (bobcat)
Packrat midden, The Castle (bobcat)


A breach in the southern ramparts of The Castle leads into the veritable maze of "moats", cracks, crannies, portholes, turrets, and overhangs that form the interior of this lava tumulus. You’ll find packrat nests and middens under overhangs, and wax currant bushes find refuge in the passageways. Get views west to admire the snowy Cascades landscape from Mount Hood to Mount Bachelor, with Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters forming the centerpiece. Looking immediately east, you can make out Badlands Rock, your next destination. Beyond Badlands Rock are West Butte and Bear Creek Butte.

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