Deschutes River South Canyon Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Deschutes River South Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Bend, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 192 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Easy trail. I loved the info plaques along the trail. Lots of geese and ducks.

walking
3 months ago

Gorgeous trail. Usually pretty busy. Great views of the river. Love the informational plaques on one side of the trail. It's a very easy walk.

hiking
4 months ago

The view from the bridge is gorgeous and the trail is well maintained and easy to walk, because this is a gorge, the river is difficult to see.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

beautiful hike and easy

5 months ago

Beautiful!

trail running
5 months ago

Be sites use this awesome trail for running

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Easy to access but you feel like you have gone out of town.

hiking
7 months ago

A great, easy, in-town, hike from Old Mill District. A loop that crosses the Deschutes, so get to see from both sides...

walking
1 year ago

the trail just has way too much bike traffic, not a good trail for little ones and dogs....next time i will drive my truck down the trail to show the people on bikes what it's like.
the trail is ok ish but the bikes have got to go

walking
1 year ago

This is a very well traveled trail great for a hike/run along the Deschuttes River. Most of the trail is easy access for an off-road stroller, however, therefore very busy! 2 great foot bridges provided by the Central Oregon Irrigation District for access around their Hydro-Power facility and the State of Oregon Parks to provide a loop trail up up river.

1 year ago

Fantastic. Lot of plaques along the way to explain what we were looking at. Great for our 8 and 9 year old. Plus part of the trail does not allow bikes.
Very beautiful!!

1 year ago

It's a pretty easy hike for the whole family. We did it twice, once with 3 adults aged 32-55, and the second time as a big group of 7 adults, 2 kids, and 2 babies. It can get shady and chillier on parts of the trail, and there's a bit of an uphill grade and very minor rocky climbing parts. I walked it wearing flat fashion/non-hiking boots one of the times, so it was definitely not too bad.

hiking
1 year ago

Fabulous hike for the experienced and NON. A must see.

1 year ago

Easy & Beautiful!

1 year ago

Beautiful! Simply beautiful.

3 years ago

Great, close in trail. Very easy and good distance for a Saturday morning hike.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike for the kids! I took my 5 kids on this venture! Lots of fun!