Deschutes River Trail: Aspen Campground to Lava Island Falls

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Deschutes River Trail: Aspen Campground to Lava Island Falls is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and whitewater kayaking.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

whitewater kayaking

waterfall

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

whitewater kayaking
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This part of the Deschutes is home to the rapid "Big Eddy" so this is a very busy part of the river with many guide rafts constantly running through. My only problem is I chose to do the run after some flooding rains and boy was Big Eddy BIG, I don't recommend running it with high waters. There are many rafting tours in Bend that run this as a 1-2 hour Deschutes River trip with Big Eddy as the Grand Finale!