nature trips


trail running


dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

wild flowers







dog friendly

horseback riding


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.

snow shoes were a must!

Easy to get to- we had a truck, last few miles are pretty ruddy. We hiked in the snow which made it slightly more challenging. Incredible views almost all the way to the top. The top was beautiful to see so many mountains and surrounding terrain. Will do it again in the summer.

on Benham Falls Trail

6 days ago

Beautiful calm and easy for beginners

9 days ago

Awesome hike, haven’t done it in a year or so but looking forward to my next trip. Camped up here then went up the side of south sister

Great calming and peaceful trail. Wide and open for lots of foot traffic and activities. Many bring dogs and enjoy the scenes of the river.

Great morning trail for walking, running and strolling. The falls were running nicely and provided great pictures and sound.

Absolutely stunning. The falls did not disappoint.

11 days ago

Are there enough campsites around the lake for backpackers

We went for a walk in the woods and ended up in a winter wonderland. Seeing the falls surrounded by snow is something to behold!

We hiked this for the first time today. After completing about 2/3 of the trail with a “tromped path” in the snow, we turned around bc it was new to us and there were significantly fewer tracks...we’ll be back in the Spring!!!

on Tumalo Falls Loop

13 days ago

I've never seen so many waterfalls in one hike before! I unfortunately did not get to complete the loop because I lost the trail in the snow 2/3 that way around the loop and had to turn around. Will return in the summer to complete!

on Tumalo Mountain Trail

13 days ago

pretty steep near the summit. Very snowy most the way up. Brought my snowshoes and that helped a ton! Beautiful views at the top!