Looking for a great trail in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 135 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 66 moderate trails in Deschutes National Forest ranging from 1 to 72 miles and from 3,028 to 8,047 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

forest

nature trips

walking

wildlife

trail running

lake

dogs on leash

bird watching

dog friendly

mountain biking

kid friendly

wild flowers

backpacking

river

camping

waterfall

snowshoeing

fishing

horseback riding

cross country skiing

no dogs

skiing

paddle sports

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.

Straight up fun

GORGEOUS!! Definitely wear solid sturdy shoes .. hubby had to throw his shoes out after this hike ate the rubber. Winds can get crazy out here but the views are worth it.

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Perfect beginner loop. Clearly marked trails

hiking
snow
5 days ago

lunch swampy shelter, over the hill loop

snowshoeing
snow
6 days ago

Nice trail for an easy adventure. We snowshoed 4 miles of this out and back. Only ran into one other person who was Nordic skiing. Our dog had a great time running free. River views are beautiful. Light snow cover and a few places on the trail could use more snow. Roads are plowed right now.

Absolutely beautiful views! I love how low traffic this hike is, and being able to have our dogs off leash. Hopefully it stays fairly unpopulated. My dogs love being able to run around off leash.

snowshoeing
12 days ago

In fresh snow with snowshoes I think this is leaning more towards moderate than easy. This trail is the poster child for skis over snowshoes. Incredible view of Bachelor

hiking
snow
17 days ago

The 4 mile dirt road in was super icy. Theres a tree down across the road .6 miles from the trailhead. The trail was also pretty icy. The last 3/4 miles is on and exposed ridge bring layers for the way down. 2/3/19

Did this with my wife for her first backcountry trip. It was perfect! Beautiful lake. Not too strenuous. Good for swimming. Great day hike excursions from this basecamp.

This is also a good day hike trip.

Beginning of February. Trail still wet and snowy but doable. Good forest setting.

snowshoeing
snow
25 days ago

hiking
muddy
26 days ago

hiking
muddy
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Cool cave, kinda sketchy and cold down there but neat!

hiking
1 month ago

Connected this with the Shevlin Loop trail to complete the circuit.

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

Almost had the place to ourself for the hike. Some slush and snow but enough bare road that microspikes would be annoying.

Beautiful view! We brought our dog. Didn’t know they weren’t allowed. We saw others as well. Beautiful view! Challenging snowshoe, totally worth it!

A perfect example of the beauty of Central Oregon.

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

Highly recommend. We went in January and there was about a foot n a half of snow. Well marked trail with blue diamonds, and lots of solitude. Blue diamonds on the trees made the trail very easy to follow and the incline/decline wasn’t bad either. Took about 3 hours on snowshoes. The falls were beautiful but we couldn’t find safe access to the lower trail. Silk worth it!

The south side of the loop is the Tumalo Creek Trail portion of the loop and was the most scenic part of the hike up until you reach the falls. The north end is actually a road. If you want to hike through some alpine forest you can hike up past Tumalo Falls to Double Falls, but probably wouldn’t want to go much further without snowshoes. Spikes recommended if there is snow on the ground.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

porcupine loop is fun, and kid friendly, the hill on difficult section can be a challenge for tweens and under, plan extra time

on Kapka Butte Trail

snowshoeing
1 month ago

leave the snowshoes at home, bring the snowmobile instead.

on Virginia Meissner

1 month ago

kid friendly, views, will be back

Amazing experience! Hiked the longer trail, in and back, from the Todd Lake parking lot. We had blistered feet, ran out of water and said we would never hike the long trail again. But do plan to do the whole thing again, to introduce family, in 2019. The beautiful meadows, streams and wildflowers on the lower portion are just too hard to pass up.

1 month ago

as of 1.1.2019 the trail is solid ICE. don't bother without spikes. My wife fell and hit her head very hard.

Beautiful hike up and back (overnight). Will be doing this one again.

1 month ago

Beautiful and just challenging enough! Fun to hike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter.

1 month ago

Great snowshoe trail! Though it says no dogs, plenty of responsible dog owners were on the trail. Beautiful view from the top!

Be cautious with parking at the base - some no parking signs are not apparent and we got a ticket today:(

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