Benham Falls from Sunriver

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Benham Falls from Sunriver is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

A pleasant little hike or bike from Sunriver and back.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Great little ride.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Beautiful trail

mountain biking
5 months ago

Took my family of 5 on this trail. A 5, 7 and 12 year old. They're stronger riders than average kids but shows the relative ease of the trail. Very little elevation change was also nice for the kiddos. Lots of shade as the trail meanders through the trees. Good ride!

Lovely winding trail along the Deschutes. Admittedly I have a bit of a bias because this was my first MTB trail ever, but it remains one of my favorite for flowy XC. You can connect this with the rest of the Deschutes trail to get all the way from Sunriver to Bend.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Went on a beautiful, sunny summer day and this trail was beautiful. Though it was way too easy. However the ease of this trail males it excellent for families and people of all ages. The road of the rapids and falls was astounding and even that sound in itself is worth the trip.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

great walk after a bike ride from Sunriver

mountain biking
Monday, April 11, 2016

The paved path is nice, the dirt trail is even better. Love having both options.

walking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Horrible. They have black topped it, and cut down all the tree cover. It makes for terrible walking, running and dog walking. We were very, very disappointed that they ruined a great trail.

road biking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Great little place to go. We took our bikes as the forest service has blacktopped a trail from Lava Butte to Benham Falls to Sunriver. Easy rolling hills. Nice day out. If you ride, park the vehicle at Lava Butte and ride to Sunriver. While at Sunriver, you can get a bite to eat (south end - little farther ride) before heading back. Enjoyable Sunday afternoon activity.

hiking
Friday, May 02, 2014

Easy trail with wonderful river views winding through ponderosa pine. I agree with Eric that it was 6 miles round trip if you went to Benham Falls which is a worthy treat .

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

A nice little easy and mellow hike, especially if you're staying in Sunriver. As an out-and-back, it's more like 6 miles including the short walk up to the falls. It starts-out as just a walk in the high desert trees and brush out of the north side of the Sunriver Resort, but soon enough you find yourself in some really nice scenery along the banks of the Deschutes as you make your way to the falls. Now, the falls are a bit anticlimactic; that is, don't expect an epic waterfall 100ft in height. Nevertheless, the bridge and setting around the falls are great. People can drive straight-in to Benham falls (rather, .3 miles below them) so don't expect this little hike to be free from people or pavement. Still, a great little trek that anyone could handle and something you should do if you find yourself in Sunriver.

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nice little ride from Sunriver, not to hard but gets the blood pumping. There can be some very inexperienced riders heading from the resort area to the river that probably should stick to the USFS roads. Still, not as crowded as I thought and a great little ride.

First half of trip is pretty flat through the forest once you get near the river there is a lot of lava rock in the trail.

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