Dry River Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Dry River Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from August until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty cool trail winding through the canyon. Lots of weird rock art if you look for the carvings. The trail was kinda spooky in spots with all the old juniper and how quiet it was. Sandy soft soil most of the way, cool rough road getting in. Went Friday and didn’t see anyone else. Went again Saturday and there were tons of people there. Ignore the map on this page. You access the trailhead from HWY 20 by the badlands rock trailhead.

5 months ago

Peaceful, simple, beautiful. What else do you need in a hike! Be warned though- the waypoint for this map isn’t to the trailhead, it’s for the road to the trailhead- it’s kinda confusing!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, pretty easy mellow dog friendly hike. When you pull off, hang right THROUGH the gravel pits, not past them to hit the trail head!

8 months ago

easy hike that snakes thru a dry canyon. good but not spectacular. The trailhead sign lists it at 6 miles but most people turn around at the rock scramble

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

the boulder feold at the end is fun to hop though and if u are paying attention there are animals everywhere.

hiking
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Breathtaking, beautiful trail for all levels. Rock-hopping optional. Natural geological formations, ancient Juniper trees, incredible views, unique wildlife (Mountain Goats). During winter months the trail is EXTREMELY ICY. Remember to be respectful of private property close by. Recommended for everyone!

hiking
5 months ago

recorded Dry River Canyon Trail

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wednesday, November 25, 2015