Dillon Falls to Benham Falls is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great hike for fat out of shape people and their dogs. The scenery is amazing in the Fall, it is a good trail for those trying to get in shape. I hiked from Benham to Dillon and back.
It was a great day use area. But not much as far as hikes go...
Great experience and loved the views. My only complaint was the lack of signage We hiked from Benham Falls to Dillon Falls and back and had to ask if we were on the correct trails. They offered multiple paths to get from one to another.
Fabulous views. Loved the forest-falls transition.
Beautiful easy hike/moderate walk along the river beginning with the roiling cascades at Dillon Falls, enjoying a view of Big Eddy---where if your timing is fortunate you get to watch river rafts maneuver the through---and turning back at Lava Island Falls.
Amazing hike from Dillon to Benham. 3.4 miles trail. My favorite time of year for this hike with my dog, are from September 15- May 15, when my pup can be off-leash! She loves it!
A beautiful area with a lot of trail options. Brought the dogs and they LOVED it! The river is so pretty and invited our fur babies often.
One HUGE negative......MOSQUITOES!!!! I mean every step of every inch of the way. Had loads of repellent on and it didn't make a bit of difference. I was so distracted by trying to keep from being eaten alive that I wasn't able to appreciate the area to its fullest.
So if bugs don't bother you this is heaven.
A really great, and almost perfectly flat, opportunity to do an out-and-back with beautiful waterfalls on each end. Park at the Dillon Falls day use area, walk north a bit to see the falls, then turn south and join the Deschutes River Trail after the parking area. Most of the trail is reasonably shaded after the first mile. You'll definitely have to get out of the way of many bikes if you're hiking; the trail is popular and single-track, so maybe not recommended if perfect solitude is your thing. Also bring bug spray, it's a constant mosquito party next to the river. You can walk all the way to the Benham footbridge if you want to make it an 8 mile out-and-back hike.