hiking

views

forest

walking

dog friendly

nature trips

birding

lake

trail running

dogs on leash

wildlife

kid friendly

mountain biking

wild flowers

river

camping

snowshoeing

backpacking

fishing

waterfall

horseback riding

cross country skiing

skiing

paddle sports

no dogs

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises 1.8 million acres along the east side of the Cascade Range.

hiking
3 days ago

You can see the Falls from the trailhead. However the gravel road to trailhead is closed, so it is a 3 mile easy hike with no elevation from where you park to the trailhead. Continuing on, trail had icy spots

This was an easy hike. Majority of it is walking up a gravel road but the scenery isn't horrible. Tried to get back to double falls but encountered to much ice on the trail. There is also a trail to get behind the falls and to the bottom

A bit icy toward the top but phenomenal views!

trail running
5 days ago

Missed the dirt on the way out, but took it on the way back and loved it. Great running trail with some pretty views. Highly recommend this!

Awesome in January!

We did an out and back to the Maiden Peak Shelter today. 13 miles round trip. Trail is mixed clear, ice, and packed snow. We used our Yak Trax the whole way. It was a beautiful day. No one on the trails. We think someone stayed overnight last night as a fire was still warm in the shelter.

great mountain biking trail

horseback riding
12 days ago

My favorite time of year to hike the Green Lakes trail is in the late summer to see the wildflowers. I've also been in the late fall (snowfall permitting) though and it was just as beautiful!

snowshoeing
12 days ago

Beautiful and easy 3 mile loop with a nice shelter halfway in with a wood stove.

Short walk to a neat cave.

Nice burn, and great views all the way up. Hit it early to beat traffic.

on Bessie Butte

15 days ago

Steep and the views are worth it!

Loved the view, this was an absolutely beautiful winter hike! I’d definitely recommend hiking past the top of the first falls, following the river for another mile or so to Double Falls. Level, flat and easy for a majority of the way, the last 1/4 mi to the top of the Falls provides a slight incline for children. The trail loop will begin on a service road, but the loop back was much more enjoyable, in the woods, and secluded. When you hit Silverlake Lodge at the end, the single road bridge next to it will bring you back to the start.

trail running
26 days ago

Awesome trail run from SR. Did it with 2 inches snow on the ground in 20 degree weather and the scenes were amazing. the beginning of the trail isn't really marked very well so the Alltrails map was handy.

We hiked out and back along the road, in about 4-5 inches of snow. Very flat, easy hiking even with all the snow. Falls were gorgeous. Beautiful day. Our dog loved it too.

absolutely gorgeous. saw no one on the lower 3 miles of the trail. was insanely peaceful. loved near the top when the clouds cleared and everything came into focus. what a great trail. also the parking is super easy to find. the map brings you right to it. well marked!

hiking
1 month ago

I went during the winter/snow time so the road was closed. The majority of the hike is on a pretty wide road, took both my german shepherds off leash the entire hike (they are very friendly). Easy hike, defiantly family friendly.

I loved this hike. Quiet and not crowded like some of the others in this area. It was a bit dusty in the beginning but the scenery more than made up for it.

Beautiful

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Was extremely cloudy and snowy when we were on top. Some pictures going up looked beautiful. Trail signs in winter we’re not very visible and took a completely non trail path up. Very hard and steep in snowshoes. Over all weather held this one back.

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