Benham Falls Trail

EASY 73 reviews
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Benham Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
26 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Beautiful hike... Very easy

3 months ago

Great morning trail for walking, running and strolling. The falls were running nicely and provided great pictures and sound.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike!

4 months ago

easy hike with beautiful views

5 months ago

This was a great flat hike. As others have said it is busy, so if you are looking for quiet alone time this is not the hike for you. My kids did great, loved the bridge (ages 11 and 3). Next time I think we will take our bikes.

6 months ago

nice river trail and the falls are good. Can be crowded with lots of bikers.

6 months ago

Loved it! Beautiful!

6 months ago

Perfect quick easy hike with amazing views. If you don't have all day to spend hiking but still want an outdoorsy Oregon experience this is the trail for you. Raging waters, beautiful flowers and wildlife all around. We loved it

8 months ago

Great hike. We wanted a shorter easier hike and we got it. It was dry and flat unless you walked closer to the water. The water is flowing very swiftly. It is a wonderful view of the falls. We went on a Saturday so it was moderately busy. The trail is very family friendly.

8 months ago

The falls where very pretty! Nice flat hike. Perfect for our evening walk.

8 months ago

great home with beautiful views and timely breaks for restroom use.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

super easy and family friendly. great short walk after a bike ride.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

This is a beautiful easy day hike.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Gorgeous place.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Good. Easy for grandma and the small dog.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

The walk to Benham Falls from the small parking lot is very easy. We did it with a toddler in a backpack and two children who are 8 and 10.

There are others using the wide trail and I didn't find it bothersome or too many people, but we went during the middle of the week on an overcast day. There are dogs who are off leash and I'm not sure what the laws are in Sunriver about dogs off leash, but it's something to be aware of if you like to hike with your dogs.

As you get nearer and nearer to the falls, you begin to hear them through the trees. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, can prepare you for what you are about to see.

While they aren't your typical "falls" (more like rapids), the sheer power of this bend in the Deschutes, will take your breath away.

One word of warning: you can stand right on the edge of the rapids that make Benham Falls. I would highly encourage you to keep a close eye on your children here. There is a very high likelihood that if someone were to fall in here, they would die.

Saturday, May 07, 2016


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Relaxing, calming hike next to a river. Forest hikers and runners abound.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A must for insect repellent and they eat thru Clothes but loved the hike

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Great hike easy and great views. Lots of mt bikers, my dog love the trail but Duke thinks there more River access, think the miles maybe off longer than it says

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