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Deschutes River Trail: Big Eddy to Sun-Lava

Deschutes National Forest

Deschutes River Trail: Big Eddy to Sun-Lava is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 12.7 miles Elevation Gain: 570 feet Route Type: Out & Back



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3 months ago

I’ve done pieces of the whole river trail. Did about 6 miles of this today. It’s lovely and quiet. Mostly muddy trail currently on Jan 2. The River is beautiful and so many lush forests. This part of the trail (at least the first section) has no waterfalls and is less crowded for that reason, so good for solitude seeking. My dog loved it as well. Great for trail running.

5 months ago

8 months ago