Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Bend with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fantastic hike, you can walk almost directly underneath the waterfall!

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

Short easy trail for a walk along the Deschutes River. Recommend early morning or evening. Can get hot, very little shade.

go early or late evening, can get warm
very little shade.

Nice nature walk along the river!

It was a great experience. I did about a 13 mile loop and the majority of the trail was shaded so it was nice and cool. The only downside is that you have to run up the road back up where you came from. If there was a way to connect it from another trail this would be a 5 star trail.

Nice little trail!

Nice little trail!

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

Snowshoed this loop in the winter and it was beautiful. A couple of downsides: the trail is very narrow so you have to be paying attention to skiers or mountain bikers coming downhill, it wasn't super well marked in the winter and we ended up going a mile in the wrong direction. I'd love to try this again in the fall when the leaves change!

Amazing scenery. The best view is right from the small Tumalo Falls parking lot (no hiking required (not always what we want to hear)). There are plenty of trails around, however.
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Beautiful sight to see! Took a off trail and got under the fall! Amazing. Also a lot of other trails to
Hike besides the tourist 1/4 mile jaunt

This was a great hike. It starts out with an incline, just know it levels out. You're not climbing the whole entire time. There were a lot of mosquitoes so bring some spray. The waterfalls and the creek that the hike follows was really pretty. We hiked just passed the log bridge which was 3 miles and then back out. Parking can be difficult as there are a lot of people. Be sure to listen for mountain bikers they share the trail. This is not a difficult trail.

This trail was so fun! The views of the waterfall kept getting better the farther we went.

Started at the skyline trail. For hikers I could see where this trail could be dangerous. In some places it’s not really wide enough for all the bikers coming through and a person walking. The bikes are usually going pretty fast. Also, the trail was kind of bland until you got to the falls. There wasn’t a lot to see along the way. I’d likely do it again I’d just pay to park and walk up the falls from there.

No snow as of 6/21. Easy to follow pretty much the whole way, just pay attention to the signs

Keep in mind you have to start on the skyline trail.

We parked at the pay by plate station and took the trail that followed the road to the water fall. Almost went too far and ended up on the Farewell trail. Make sure you don’t do that if you’re wanting to see the waterfall. Family restrooms at beginning of trail. There’s a little bit of an incline up to the viewing points but not anything you couldn’t stand aside and take a breather if needed. There is a trail off to the right on your way up if you’re looking to head under the waterfall, but we heard it was a little treacherous so we turned around and continued up. Wonderful pictures and sites. Lots of people and dogs. Some not on leashes. Perfect for first timers or even “out of shape”- like me- people.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for this hike. Cloudy most of the time with a little sun in between. Lava island is so impressive! Got to see some big crows and a pretty flintch as well. Great easy family hike along the Deschutes!

Beautifully landscaped, asphalt and stone path for the most part (some gravel) along the Deschutes river. Visually impressive, easy stroll, enjoy the walk.

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

I did this hike today with my wife and 3-year-old. It took a lot longer than we expected due to snow still covering good portions of the trail. We also didn't expect so many people to be out and about! However, as we marched further up the loop, clockwise, we met fewer and fewer hikers or mountain bikers. It wasn't until well after the halfway point that we started to see civilization again — mostly in the form of mountain bikers.

The waterfalls on the first half of the hike were truly amazing and the epic vistas on the second half made the climb worthwhile. We would definitely hike this one again!

I think we would have turned around if we didn't have the AllTrails map downloaded. The trail markers were tricky and in some cases completely missing. Also, we're somewhat new to hiking so discovering that the trailhead parking was fee-based after a 60-minute drive to get there was a bit of a bummer.

Not sure why it’s considered moderate. It’s a nice easy trail along the water. We brought our dog. Lots of spot for her to swim. Bathrooms every 1-2 miles.

1 month ago

We got there early so it wasn’t crowded. Nice easy trail.

I started at the falls and hiked up. Stunning trails and the waterfalls do not disappoint! I gave four stars because of parking and that can be a stressful experience for some. A lot of bikers so you have to be aware of them and speed of some bikes on certain trails.

I gave the trail review 3 stars because the terrain and other information was as discriped. Seeing the falls was nice and there were a couple other nice views along the way. Otherall thought I would say it as a little boring and I opted to double back instead of continuing to loop back on the forest service load. on the other side, it may be a good walk for dogs?

This was a great day hike. Just park at the trailhead sign and begin walking. The trail was marked with blue diamond tags nailed to the trees, and was very easy to follow. There is a bathroom at the trail head and a the falls. Our 5 and 7 years olds made the 7 mile trip with ease. Picnic tables at the falls for a fun outdoor lunch. Have fun and enjoy the views!

Great trail for a recovery run. Absolutely beautiful!

This was a great hike, the gate was open and we were able to drive up to the trailhead. it was very, very heavily used. parking was a nightmare. the falls were beautiful and once you got past the initial falls there were fewer people. had to turn back after a few miles because of ankle deep snow on the trail but a very nice morning hike.

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