hiking

views

forest

walking

lake

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

trail running

wildlife

mountain biking

wild flowers

dogs on leash

camping

river

backpacking

snowshoeing

fishing

waterfall

horseback riding

dog friendly

skiing

cross country skiing

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.

Great hiking with the kiddo and grandparents.

Lovely winding trail along the Deschutes. Admittedly I have a bit of a bias because this was my first MTB trail ever, but it remains one of my favorite for flowy XC. You can connect this with the rest of the Deschutes trail to get all the way from Sunriver to Bend.

Don't use google maps to get to the trail. You'll end up at the top and unable to get anywhere. The start of the hike is further down hwy 20... we totally missed out on this hike because we couldn't find it until we were ready to leave Bend.

backpacking
11 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike, we did this last August. It is very crowded though and good luck getting a campsite on Friday or Saturday night!

mountain biking
14 days ago

Short walk on a paved path.

this was a lovely trail. nothing difficult about it. flat and well maintained. the hike rooms along the Tumalo Creek. I love hearing the sound of rushing water on a hike. a great trail for running. didn't make it to the falls because we had a time limit.

snowshoeing
23 days ago

backpacking
26 days ago

Great for a hike with kids and dog. Amazing 360 degrees view from the top of Eagle Rock (easy rock climbing required to get to the top).

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for mountain biking, everyone was super friendly.
I wish more places embraced mountain bikers like Bend does. They have a 3 to 1 ratio of mountain bikers to hikers showing up at all of their trail maintenance and trail building days. We stayed in town and the food and breweries were fantastic. This is a town that knows how to attract nature loving tourists who enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. We will definitely be back!

1 month ago

Very neat location. The cave entry is very ominous and spooky. You instantly descend a set of stairs into the cave. Complete darkness from the point in, so bring light! To reach the cave end you must crawl twice along the way (towards the end) but it's not too tight. The sign notifies of bats, but we weren't lucky enough to see any.