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Best camping trails in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

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Explore the most popular camping trails in Deschutes National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Green Lakes
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This popular trail starts right off Cascade Lakes Highway, about 30 minutes west of Bend. There's a parking area at the trailhead, and also parking along the road. There's a $5 to park, if you don't have a Northwest Forest Pass. The machine at the trailhead takes credit cards but no cash. This trail makes for either a day hike or a backpacking trip. There's about 22 campsites at the lakes. You might see some people running the trail as well, as it's generally flat and wide. This route meanders along Fall Creek for a couple miles, before turning onto the Green Lakes Trail. There's water almost the entire way. There's several small waterfalls that make for great photo opportunities. Once at the lakes, take in the beautiful views of the green tinted lakes. Then turn back and follow the way you came! Dogs must be on leash during summer.Show more
#2 - Canyon Creek Meadows Loop
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Note: the access road to this trail is closed until December 1, 2020. Beautiful flower meadows and a hike up the East side of Three Fingered Jack. This very popular loop route takes you on a tour of a high alpine meadow, with bubbling Canyon Creek flowing through it. In addition, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the jagged spires of Three Fingered Jack, the eroded core of an extinct 100,000-year-old volcano. This is a really beautiful hike with so many points of interest. From wildflower meadows, to the grassy hill up to Three Fingered Jack, to the glacial pool, to the saddle with views of the Sisters, Washington, Jefferson and of course Three Fingered Jack right next to you. Many of the trees along the route were burned in 2003 during the B&B Complex Fires. Thankfully Canyon Creek Meadows itself was spared and still very beautiful.Show more
#3 - Bend Glacier and No Name Lake
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 8 h 4 m
A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Tumalo Falls trailhead. Beautiful trail with stunning views at Broken Top. This trail goes to No Name Lake and Broken Hand Mountain. There are a variety of different terrains to traverse, please be prepared. Show more
#4 - Matthieu Lakes Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Please note: road may close - please research prior to your visit. Nice day hike near Sisters Oregon in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. The trip up to South Lake has an elevation change about 800 feet over 3/4 a mile. The trail is great for backpacking. If you're out of shape this can be a little tough. Show more
#5 - PCT: OR Section E - Highway 58 to Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass)
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 72 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Middle Sister via Pole Creek Trail #4072
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 10 h 32 m
This is a great backpacking option with outstanding views of Three Sisters, Broken Top and Bachelor. Water: about 2 - 2.5 miles in to the hike there is a nice creek for water. The next few miles there are no water sources. Once you get thru the woods, there were a couple small creeks, a couple lakes and of course, the snow. Show more
#7 - Deschutes River Trail: Benham Falls to Slough Meadow
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#8 - Three Creeks Lake to Broken Hand
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
#9 - Park Meadow Trail to Golden Lake
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 13 m
#10 - Peter Skene Ogden Trail
Deschutes National Forest
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Length: 22.3 mi • Est. 11 h 4 m
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