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!

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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.

1/20/20: Completed long loop snowshoe. The park is off the beaten trail and less crowded with plenty of parking on this holiday weekend. Trail was quiet, and I did not run into other snowshoers until the end. The beginning/end is fascinating if you catch it with the right amount of snow...mammoth white mounds on top of the dark lava fields. Trail pleasantly undulates through a forest with lodgepole, ponderosa, and (I believe) fir. Some big ponderosa pines are in sharp contrast to the snow with their cinnamon bark. This loop is just under 4 miles. Dog friendly, which is nice. Less pristine than Meissner or Swampy, IMO, as the forest is less grand. Expect a little yellow snow and the occasional poop bag tucked away. Definitely worth checking out if you’ve done the others, want something different from a geologic standpoint, or simply want some time with your pup.

hiking
off trail
snow
4 days ago

Amazing snowshoe hike! Make sure to come early. The parking fills up quickly. We actually received a $80 fine today as we parked alongside the road. The fine was totally worth it though. There are a lot of trails that lead up to the summit. After 1338 ft elevation and in total 3.1 miles we got all the way to the top and back. The views were absolutely stunning. The hike is definitely strenuous, but doable and so worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

1/19/20: Snowshoe trails are clearly marked and separate from cross country. The snowshoe loop intersects with the cross country ski roads a handful of times so just be aware. 3 mile loop is lovely mostly under the cover of trees and includes the Meissner shelter. Option for tie available. I was intimidated to go here with so much emphasis on groomed trails for Nordic skiing. Not a problem—just look for blue and yellow snowshoe blazes. Loop starts to right of hut when you arrive. You can also climb to Nordeen shelter on an out and back trail from far side of the parking lot. A snowshoe trail map of the area is helpful.

hiking
icy
snow
4 days ago

snowshoeing
off trail
snow
4 days ago

Difficult climb to the top but well worth the view!

hiking
icy
off trail
snow
4 days ago

a a great off the trail next two black butte trailhead

hiking
icy
muddy
5 days ago

Good place to hike with the dog, even with 5 inches of snow on the ground!!

hiking
icy
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Lots of nice new powdery snow! Light snow all day! Absolutely gorgeous!

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
11 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
13 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
14 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
15 days ago

hiking
off trail
snow
16 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
18 days ago

hiking
off trail
19 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!

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