Benham Falls from Sunriver

EASY 11 reviews
#15 of 94 trails in

Benham Falls from Sunriver is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 242 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

A pleasant little hike or bike from Sunriver and back.

3 months ago

Went on a beautiful, sunny summer day and this trail was beautiful. Though it was way too easy. However the ease of this trail males it excellent for families and people of all ages. The road of the rapids and falls was astounding and even that sound in itself is worth the trip.

3 months ago

great walk after a bike ride from Sunriver

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

One of the best hikes we have ever done!

mountain biking
7 months ago

The paved path is nice, the dirt trail is even better. Love having both options.

walking
1 year ago

Horrible. They have black topped it, and cut down all the tree cover. It makes for terrible walking, running and dog walking. We were very, very disappointed that they ruined a great trail.

road biking
2 years ago

Great little place to go. We took our bikes as the forest service has blacktopped a trail from Lava Butte to Benham Falls to Sunriver. Easy rolling hills. Nice day out. If you ride, park the vehicle at Lava Butte and ride to Sunriver. While at Sunriver, you can get a bite to eat (south end - little farther ride) before heading back. Enjoyable Sunday afternoon activity.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy trail with wonderful river views winding through ponderosa pine. I agree with Eric that it was 6 miles round trip if you went to Benham Falls which is a worthy treat .

hiking
3 years ago

A nice little easy and mellow hike, especially if you're staying in Sunriver. As an out-and-back, it's more like 6 miles including the short walk up to the falls. It starts-out as just a walk in the high desert trees and brush out of the north side of the Sunriver Resort, but soon enough you find yourself in some really nice scenery along the banks of the Deschutes as you make your way to the falls. Now, the falls are a bit anticlimactic; that is, don't expect an epic waterfall 100ft in height. Nevertheless, the bridge and setting around the falls are great. People can drive straight-in to Benham falls (rather, .3 miles below them) so don't expect this little hike to be free from people or pavement. Still, a great little trek that anyone could handle and something you should do if you find yourself in Sunriver.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice little ride from Sunriver, not to hard but gets the blood pumping. There can be some very inexperienced riders heading from the resort area to the river that probably should stick to the USFS roads. Still, not as crowded as I thought and a great little ride.

First half of trip is pretty flat through the forest once you get near the river there is a lot of lava rock in the trail.

hiking
4 years ago