Looking for a great trail in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon? AllTrails has 152 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 75 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.

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Deep snow but passable with some type of traction device on boots. We had Yaktrax pro’s on with hiking poles. Beautiful serene trails.

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Short trail to Burnham Falls- you can add mileage with many other trails in the area. There is a restroom at the parking lot (NW Forest Pass/OR pass required) and at the falls. These aren’t traditional waterfalls but a nice walk. Beautiful in the snow. Road to falls had lots of snow and that was packed a bit high for your under carriage- but not icy. Very beautiful!

hiking
7 days ago

*Road access closing nov 21st just east of here meaning you’ll have to walk a bit to get to the trailhead.* Hiked Nov 20. 50s cloudy. This area is so cool. It’s the transition between the wet forests to the west and the high desert to the east. Trail starts flat and forested until you reach some switchbacks and start climbing more steeply. Watch for wildlife in the open area toward the end by the pond. Saw a beautiful fox. Check the pics. Be prepared. We raced back and escaped the snowstorm. I would have loved to continue on to broken top mountain. Would have been an easy five star hike. Just ran out of time.

Snowing and cold. Awesome hike!

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Ice and shallow snow 90% of the way. Some slipping and sliding with only hiking boots on. Shoe spikes and poles would have been nice. No snow on the road getting there, yet. Great hike.

Late season hike found the trail with some dirt and ice which gave way to snow higher up. Nice moderate hike!

ohv/off road driving
13 days ago

4 of us took 9 days and leisurely rode our dual sport motorbikes from north to south (starting at home in Bend) on this route in September 2018. We camped some, stayed in hotels some. Great memories -- don't forget to eat at Manly's Tavern when you pop out there in Crescent. GREAT place.

hiking
14 days ago

Cascade Lakes Hwy gate is closed for the winter!

hiking
fee
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
16 days ago

I did this hike last month in the beginning of October. It was absolutely beautiful and sunny out. Today however (11-19-19) was very wet. There were patches of about a half inch of snow which was lovely to see. It was very peaceful. I did not complete the hike due to my jacket getting drenched. Thought it was waterproof but apparently not!

Nice- easy but longer hike! Many waterfalls along the trails that appear when you least expect. Will see ice this late on the season.

Done today (11/17) and it was absolutely beautiful. We drove all the way down from Olympia and it was the best choice we could have made. Everything you could want in a hike... rivers, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, cute bridges, and thankfully it was not heavily trafficked today. The trail had some snow/ice on it but nothing unmanageable. The view of the Sisters mountains was breathtaking. The water color was beautifully green/blue. Twas a great day!! (As always, I will post detailed photos)

Hiked 11/17 Not a whole lot of snow on the hike but definitely had patches of it here and there. Other than that, it was a great day. Weather wasn’t bad with some clouds rolling in here and there. Perfect day out!

muddy
snow
18 days ago

Awesome. Best hike in Central Oregon so far.

hiking
18 days ago

Super mello yet fun little trail with hiking/trail running and some flowy looking mountain biking options

It’s icy and muddy in parts so I would definitely bring your yak traks! The lake is already frozen over but views are unbelievably beautiful!

hiking
icy
19 days ago

Great hike with lots of waterfalls! Icy along the south side so we needed poles.

Hiked this trail today with my husband and dog, it’s a new favorite. There’s a little snow but nothing you can’t manage with tennis shoes. We didn’t start at the trailhead because we’re locals and know another way in, but we did cross the water to get over to the spring side. We saw an eagle hunting fish which was super cool, my husband saw a huge buck, and there was nobody on the trail but us the entire time. There’s a little elevation in the beginning from where we started but nothing drastic, and it evens out once you’re at the top. Incredible views even for a gloomy misty day. Good hike for dogs as there’s water most of the way. Perfect little three hour hike for us!

This is a great trail/area for your furry ones. The loop itself is about 30% hiking and 70%, more of a flat walking trail. Going down to the river and back up is where the elevation is. Plenty of things for your pup to sniff, as well as friendly dogs to meet. The river is beautiful, and there are several other trails here to extend your fun time.

hiking
snow
22 days ago

Great views. Hard pack snow and ice in some spots. I had my mileage around 6 miles.

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