Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked on 5/12/18. Car camped with Ali and Denali at the trailhead. Snow started at the beginning of the trail so we snow shoed the whole way. There was a cloud over the top of the mountain the entire way, and as we got closer the wind really started picking up. Our plan was to just go to the lake because we knew there wasn’t going to be a view but we stopped about 1.5-2 miles from the summit because we were hit with 40-50 MPH winds that were throwing snow and ice at us. We didn’t summit but the views of Bachelor were worth it. Really beautiful!

hiking
3 days ago

Really good, clean, mostly flat trail. Great first hike getting back into the swing of things. Well travelled. We went in the afternoon and many people were on the trail.

Very novice cave, easy for the whole family! I would recommend a good light. They rent lanterns. You have to go through an “orientation” before you enter to Learn of the bats and the white nose syndrome but it’s short. GO EARLY because by the time we left there were lots of people. If you want to see it before you go, there is a short video I posted on my YouTube. Copy and paste the link below!

https://youtu.be/JUHF39DbUdM

13 days ago

We drove up all the way since it was open, beautiful views and history there! In the middle there is a 'compass' of sorts to point out all the mountains you can see. Amazing on a clear day like today.

Easy peasy

hiking
21 days ago

Nature is so beautiful on this trail! We hiked up to the falls and higher up got to hike in the snow! Lower trail next just fresh air and scenery. Very family friendly, parking not great fills up fast a lot of cars parking on road and instead. Very happy pets on trails too!

1 month ago

Love this trail for the view of the Cascades. During the summer it is the most beautiful place to see a sunset. There is a trail to the top and a base trail. You can also walk up the paved path (which is closed to cars during the weekend)

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty dull trail. Not to say it isn’t beautiful, it’s just that there are way better hikes with less people in the area. This would be a great hike for a young family with a running baby stroller. Lots of people and smooth paths

Decided to go out with my son and do some winter hiking. Headed up Sand Canyon and east toward highway. Left at all trail junctions back to parking lot. Three hours and a great hike. Plenty of snow on top 6-8"

Loved it. Was pretty cold around 45-50 degrees in the cave. Kids enjoyed every minute until they got a little cold but still loved it.

3 months ago

Quick and easy hike, beautiful views of Bend and the Cascades.

I have done this trail three times!! Beautiful ending but the scenery is not the best in Bend during the hike.

Beautiful views, dog friendly, perfect run!

Nice brisk walk by the river

on Pilot Butte

3 months ago

Fantastic views

great mountain biking trail

Enjoyed the loop yesterday. I’m looking forward to exploring more trails.

4 months ago

Short walk to a neat cave.

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail run! The ground was frozen and had bike ruts so some parts I had to take slow so I wouldn’t roll an ankle but other than that it was a great run without too many hills!

4 months ago

So worth the hike up for the views :)

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike up a wider asphalt road. Winds up the butte. Nice view of all the surrounding mountains on top. Took both my shepherds on leash for this hike.

hiking
5 months ago

I went during the winter/snow time so the road was closed. The majority of the hike is on a pretty wide road, took both my german shepherds off leash the entire hike (they are very friendly). Easy hike, defiantly family friendly.

Just an all around solid walk / hike!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great mile long cave exploration. It is also established and safe. Be sure to respect the bats and learn about white nose syndrome.

Here is a video I made on the place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxOBkG6K0HY

Great calming and peaceful trail. Wide and open for lots of foot traffic and activities. Many bring dogs and enjoy the scenes of the river.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely stunning. The falls did not disappoint.

Phone service is non-existent, so download directions before you go. This trail is unmarked so it was a little difficult to find but we managed. We filled out a wilderness permit just because, I don't know if day trippers need to. The incline is gradual and the hike beautiful. The crown of the hike is definitely the lake at the end. Bring swim trunks or go natural, it is very refreshing. You are next to a watersource the whole small hike so you can stop anywhere along the way and put your toes in. It was worth the drive.

hiking
6 months ago

The view from the top is fantastic.

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