Located 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon featuring a splintered ridge line which its name is derived from.
Broken Top is a volcano that has been eroded by glaciers, exposing the cone. The hike is about 3 miles long, with a 1,400-foot elevation gain, and the summit sits at 9,175 feet.
Dogs are allowed on the trail and there are plenty of opportunities for them to drink water from the stream that runs alongside or nearby the trail throughout the hike. There is also a small lake at the top which dogs can drink from or swim in.
The trail starts off easy with beautiful views of Mt. Bachelor and the Broken Top Crater from between the trees. At about .8 of a mile in make sure to stay to the right and continue uphill at the fork. As you finish climbing the first short uphill stretch the trail crosses the creek and will follow near it throughout the rest of the hike. The path is packed dirt, but contains areas of loose rock and sandy slopes, so it can get a little dusty at times.