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Benham Falls from Sunriver is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 190 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

Wildlife

Snow

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A pleasant little hike or bike from Sunriver and back.

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Reviews (131)
Photos (144)
Recordings (116)
Completed (403)
Morgan Keller
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Mountain bikingOff trailRockyScramble
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Mikelle Duke
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Hiking

I gave it 3 stars because it has a bit of paved path. otherwise the walk is very pleasant.

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Alison MH
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HikingSnow

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!

Sean Kooyman
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Mountain biking

nice easy trail

Sean Kooyman
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Mountain biking

nice easy trail

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paul alvestad
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Hiking

An easy trail and good introduction for someone who has not hiked much before. Mîaybe a little long for that purpose though.

Sarah Maxwell
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Hiking

Easy, flat hike to the falls along the river. Very peaceful, with a wide dirt path and not too many people.

Carlea White
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Hiking

This was a pleasant and not overly crowded trail. It feels much more like a walk than a hike since it is completely flat and the landscape is generally the same until you get to the bridge. The river is beautiful and peaceful. We saw some fun creatures - a cool gray snake, stellar jays, deer, mink maybe?, chipmunks and the sort.

Anne Sutherland
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Mountain biking

Great mountain biking trail for our whole family ages 10-adults. It’s easy but enjoyable. Bring bug spray.

Ahmilla Thapa
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Scott Fendley
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Hiking

Excellent little short hike with some very nice views. Easy enough for small kids for sure.

Kim Scacco-Morton
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Hiking

Great easy hike however right now it was a mix of snow and mud. We had snow shoes and water proof boots. Made it to the falls and had a snack and a glass of champagne. Great day.

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Julianne McDaniel
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The distance is off on this app. This trail(paved) from the parking spot on East Cascade was 1.5 miles to the walking bridge. we locked up our cruisers there and walked(dirt) another .5 mile to the falls. we could have stayed on our bikes, but it was nice to give our bums a rest. The falls were not a typical fairytale waterfalls. they were more like a gushing angry whitewater. Impressive in their own way. A nice outing from Sunriver.

Ryan Sandhu
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Mountain biking

Took the single track out and back to benham. Great for a 12 yr old first time single track rider and adults looking for a easy dirt trail.

Megan Ream
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Hiking

Most of this trail is through the woods and not as close to the river as I would have liked. However, it was pretty and the falls at the end are impressive.

Robert Jackson
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Hiking

Very nice trail once you hit the river, The Falls have great view points once you get there. Not much elevation at all but made for a good workout being 7 miles. Probably a better mountain bike/ Running trail IMO is the only reason for 4 stars.

Annie Wells
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Running

Great trail! Ran it with two others and my dog. 3.5 out, 3.5 back, we took the forestry road out and ended up running a half mile past Benham Falls, so not sure this distance is accurate. But still super fun!

Jamie Gregory
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Mountain biking

Enjoyable ride with nice views of the river.

Sophie McFaul
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Walking

Beautiful trail!

Isela Luna
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Mountain biking

Great hike! I biked it with our two dogs and the trail was great, gorgeous scenery the entire way!

Johanna Conser
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Mountain biking

We took this trail yesterday with cruising bikes, (not ideal for trail riding) and had no trouble! It's an easy, paved trail most of the time, a few gradual, longer inclines, but manageable. It eventually turns into a dirt path before the falls, but still very manageable. The river views start out with wide, calm waters and eventually narrow into powerful, raging glory. So beautiful. I think the river was extra full and glorious from snow melt this week. Highly recommend.

Joel Delgado
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Running

Wife and I hit it together not much traffic on it. Great easy trail to clock some miles on. Definitely recommend.

Aaron Larkin
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Running

Missed the dirt on the way out, but took it on the way back and loved it. Great running trail with some pretty views. Highly recommend this!

Hayes Kenny
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Running

Awesome trail run from SR. Did it with 2 inches snow on the ground in 20 degree weather and the scenes were amazing. the beginning of the trail isn't really marked very well so the Alltrails map was handy.

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Hiking

Nice, easy trail. Early on is through the woods, then the river, with a great payoff at the end with the falls. First couple miles is fairly isolated, then the last mile has more people from those who parked closer to the falls.

David Mountain
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Great little ride.

Chandra Blankenship
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Mountain biking

Beautiful scenery. Not too busy. Nice paved or dirt trails.

Casey Collier
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Had a blast! Paved most of the way. Easy and kid friendly.

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