hiking

views

forest

walking

dog friendly

lake

nature trips

birding

trail running

dogs on leash

wildlife

kid friendly

mountain biking

wild flowers

river

camping

backpacking

snowshoeing

fishing

waterfall

horseback riding

cross country skiing

skiing

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.

Really nice trail along river. Friendly crowd and lots of sweet dogs along the way. I would consider this to be easy and not moderate. There was hardly any elevation gain.

Amazing hike! Went all the way up to the tarn and it was worth it, saw a goat as well! Ended up doing this hike after running into closure left and right due to fires in Sept. Road to get to the trail head was long and bumpy... had to drive slow to get there in my small sedan. Only passes two people the entire time on the hike.

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

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful calm and easy for beginners

backpacking
15 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.

backpacking
17 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!!!