Dillon Falls to Benham Falls

EASY 65 reviews
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Dillon Falls to Benham Falls is a 6.8 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail not to busy and well maintained. Went from Benham to Dillon Falls and back definitely worth the hike. My favorite parts were actually the lazier parts of the river watching ducks, geese, and kayakers making their way up and down the river.

3 months ago

Beautiful. Trail is very well-maintained

4 months ago

Great hike through the forest and along the river! Nice views of waterfalls, rapids and lava flow across the river. Nice views of Mt Bachelor and Broken Top in a few spots too. A little muddy in spots, but it's early April. Trade off is no mosquitoes yet! Yay! Pretty easy hike overall.

paddle sports
9 months ago

Beautiful calm and easy for beginners

Friday, October 07, 2016

Great hike for fat out of shape people and their dogs. The scenery is amazing in the Fall, it is a good trail for those trying to get in shape. I hiked from Benham to Dillon and back.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It was a great day use area. But not much as far as hikes go...

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Great experience and loved the views. My only complaint was the lack of signage We hiked from Benham Falls to Dillon Falls and back and had to ask if we were on the correct trails. They offered multiple paths to get from one to another.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fabulous views. Loved the forest-falls transition.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beautiful easy hike/moderate walk along the river beginning with the roiling cascades at Dillon Falls, enjoying a view of Big Eddy---where if your timing is fortunate you get to watch river rafts maneuver the through---and turning back at Lava Island Falls.

hiking
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Amazing hike from Dillon to Benham. 3.4 miles trail. My favorite time of year for this hike with my dog, are from September 15- May 15, when my pup can be off-leash! She loves it!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A beautiful area with a lot of trail options. Brought the dogs and they LOVED it! The river is so pretty and invited our fur babies often.

One HUGE negative......MOSQUITOES!!!! I mean every step of every inch of the way. Had loads of repellent on and it didn't make a bit of difference. I was so distracted by trying to keep from being eaten alive that I wasn't able to appreciate the area to its fullest.

So if bugs don't bother you this is heaven.

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

A really great, and almost perfectly flat, opportunity to do an out-and-back with beautiful waterfalls on each end. Park at the Dillon Falls day use area, walk north a bit to see the falls, then turn south and join the Deschutes River Trail after the parking area. Most of the trail is reasonably shaded after the first mile. You'll definitely have to get out of the way of many bikes if you're hiking; the trail is popular and single-track, so maybe not recommended if perfect solitude is your thing. Also bring bug spray, it's a constant mosquito party next to the river. You can walk all the way to the Benham footbridge if you want to make it an 8 mile out-and-back hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Easy ride. Nice view.

hiking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Great easy hike with lots amazing views. Great place to take the dog for a walk.

hiking
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beautiful area for a stroll. Would be a good hike for kids. We saw a bus load of folks who were probably in their 70s enjoying the walk. The falls are beautiful. A tranquil slow moving stretch of the river to the south leading into a dramatic cascades. Lovely. Easy.

hiking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Loved it out and back

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