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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

14 days ago

pleasant easy walk

1 month ago

Love most of this trail, don't love the section that's on the side of the road, but otherwise a great easy trail and some great sections along the river.

1 month ago

a simple loop along an awesome river. great spots to rest and spin words in your head about the beauty and power of the water and surroundings.

hiking
2 months ago

Worth the walk!

2 months ago

Great views, if you are lucky there are raspberries to pick on the side of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice nature walk along the river!

3 months ago

Nice little trail!

3 months ago

Nice little trail!

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Beautiful hike!

4 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

nice relaxing walk.

8 months ago

This is my favorite trail in Bend!

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty great views dogs loved it!

11 months ago

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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!

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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!

walking
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.

hiking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Great quick loop. Family friendly.

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