Deschutes River South Canyon Trail

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Deschutes River South Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles
137 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

rock climbing

trail running




wild flowers


4 days ago

Nice little trail!

5 days ago

Nice little trail!

7 days ago

Very enjoyable trail but way too many people. Very convenient and right along the river.

24 days ago

Beautiful hike!

1 month ago

Good place to take the dogs. definitely busy though so be ready to say hi, good morning, or afternoon many times

2 months ago

nice relaxing walk.

5 months ago

This is my favorite trail in Bend!

6 months ago

Beautiful quick hike but crowded especially in the peak season. I will only hike this one in the winter....

6 months ago

Gorgeous views the entire way, good room for hiking with company side by side rather than one behind the other. Family friendly!

7 months ago

Pretty great views dogs loved it!

7 months ago

Beautiful trail in good shape for hiking or running. Dogs on leash only.

9 months ago

One of my favorites for friendly people, happy pups,and beautiful views.

10 months ago

Pretty river. Pretty busy trail, but was surprised by the minimal litter! Nice job, Oregon!!

mountain biking
10 months ago

This trail is perfect for hiking or trail running. My son and I tried it on our bikes which is not advisable. Bikes are only allowed on the first part of the trail. It would probably be a fun trail for mountain bikers, but it is very crowded with runners and hikers and is narrow. Definitely not a good family bike ride! We sure had a memorable adventure though! We'll be back to hike it on foot. It is beautiful!

11 months ago

Awesome easy-going trail. Can easily walk or run this trail with spots to cool off in the river.

11 months ago

Very petty. Right at the river's edge.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Very pretty! Easy walk! Great for family and friends visiting who want to see the beauty Bend has to offer, but can't do longer/harder hikes.

trail running
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

busy at all times of day but great for the family or just yourself!

Monday, May 29, 2017

More of a really beautiful walk than a hike. Spent a lot of time taking in the scenery

trail running
Saturday, May 27, 2017

This is an awesome run!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Easy yet beautiful!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great little river trail.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Love this hike. One of our go to hikes when we are in town.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Great quick loop. Family friendly.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Easy trail. I loved the info plaques along the trail. Lots of geese and ducks.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gorgeous trail. Usually pretty busy. Great views of the river. Love the informational plaques on one side of the trail. It's a very easy walk.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The view from the bridge is gorgeous and the trail is well maintained and easy to walk, because this is a gorge, the river is difficult to see.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

beautiful hike and easy

Sunday, June 19, 2016


trail running
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Be sites use this awesome trail for running

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