Looking for a great trail in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 156 great hiking trails, 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 76 moderate trails in Deschutes National Forest ranging from 1.1 to 368.5 miles and from 3,198 to 7,775 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

forest

nature trips

wildlife

lake

running

bird watching

dogs on leash

walking

dog friendly

mountain biking

wild flowers

backpacking

kid friendly

river

camping

snowshoeing

waterfall

fishing

horseback riding

cross country 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.

Tumalo Mountain, in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor, also has magnificent views of the Sisters, Broken Top, and Tam McArthur Rim. For a full account with pictures and video visit: https://oregonhikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.business.blog/2020/01/14/tumalo-mountain-trail/ Roger Jenkins, Pursuing Balance Through Adventure

hiking
off trail
snow
6 days ago

Cross country skied out to the Lodge for lunch on about 6-12” of fresh powder...we definitely earned our beers on that one. Lots of snowmobiles around so be on the lookout and the Lodge does not permit dogs to come inside so keep that in mind!

Tumalo Falls and Double Falls are beautiful and the trail is easy and scenic. Be aware that the last 2 miles or so of driving are on unpaved roads. Also you will need an NW Forest Pass or $5 cash for parking. For my full Pursuing Balance Through Adventure Trip report including pics and video please visit: https://oregonhikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.business.blog/2020/01/10/tumalo-falls-double-falls/

hiking
snow
7 days ago

We did a nighttime snowshoe trek in the middle of a blizzard! It was great! We had our dogs with us and everyone we saw heading down from the snow shelter warned us that “no dogs were allowed on this side of the highway” but honestly, it was dumping snow and we were the last to leave...I think the cross country skiers will be just fine in the morning. The snow was pretty packed on the way up but in the hour we spent at the shelter, a lot of fresh powder fell and made for a great hike down.

Beautiful winter trail!! Lots of snow on 01/04/20. Bring good snow boots and a camera. There’s a view the whole hike. Kid and pet friendly.

hiking
9 days ago

One star for this place because we showed up with our dog and got sent to leave. The apparent “ gate keeper” or manager of this place is a complete dick. Highly recommend avoiding this place if you have dogs and check out other nearby spots.

hiking
snow
9 days ago

hiking
off trail
snow
11 days ago

I just went straight up to the best of my ability. Definitely steep, but totally worth it. I used snow shoes and had no issues. The top is absolutely stunning. Roads up are pretty clear, definitely want a 4WD vehicle tho

skiing
snow
13 days ago

hiking
off trail
13 days ago

There’s not really a true trail after the last cave that’s blocked off... the “route” quickly turned into nothing, so we cut through the sagebrush back to the mountain bike trails till we could get back on true trail

The roads were pretty much clear to the trail head. Not many people out but passed a couple groups. Trail would have been manageable without microspikes but we were glad we had them- there was about 3 inches of powder on top of a thick layer of ice. In some places the ice was very slick. Overall an enjoyable hike!

snowshoeing
14 days ago

It’s basically straight up hill the entire time but it was amazing. snowshoes were a huge help. The view is by FAR worth the climb. It was one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve even done.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
14 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
15 days ago

Really serene, lovely section of the river trail. The falls are pretty but the whole trail is great. Forested with the river, quiet, a lovely hike overall. Very easy. Would be great for trail running.

Lovely winter hike, very icy in winter. I know that the barriers are obviously in place for safety, but it ruins the beauty of the place for me. I enjoyed the less crowded sections of the river trail more. This would be a nice short hike for kids.

This trail is absolutely stunning! There are epic views of Mount Bachelor most of the way up and there are 360 degree views at the top. My family is pretty new to snowshoeing and we were able to make it up just fine, although it is a pretty steep grade most of the way. This is totally worth the climb.

I’ve done pieces of the whole river trail. Did about 6 miles of this today. It’s lovely and quiet. Mostly muddy trail currently on Jan 2. The River is beautiful and so many lush forests. This part of the trail (at least the first section) has no waterfalls and is less crowded for that reason, so good for solitude seeking. My dog loved it as well. Great for trail running.

hiking
icy
15 days ago

Excellent views and great places to sit.

hiking
icy
snow
15 days ago

Beautiful views was fogged in when we got to the top and the shelter was locked.... during this time of yr recommend wearing warm coat and possibly some yak trax frosty at the top... Dog friendly on leash views absolutely amazing when you can see them.

Very easy walk to the falls. We did it in the pure snowstorm so definitely Be prepared if the weather is cold. If you want to walk off the trail there are animal trails to the left of the main road. In the trees.

hiking
muddy
snow
16 days ago

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