Explore the most popular walking 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.

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.

hiking
1 day 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 fun and entertaining, it’s great to go with a family on.

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?

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

11 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Short hike that was great for our group with small kids. Beautiful views at the top. It was a very windy day so conditions from bottom to top varied.

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!

Easy peasy

hiking
17 days ago

Very cute hike. Not much challenge other than walking up hill for a mile. On a clear day there’s an amazing 360 view of the landscape! It’s definitely worth doing again!

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.

hiking
19 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!

This is a nice loop along the Deschutes River. It’s nice and shaded for the hot summer months.

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)

nice relaxing walk.

Completed this hike on our Vacation last week! Just came in on the gravel road side of the trail and it was easy to walk and great views! Worth doing if you are there!

hiking
1 month ago

Great small hike with good views!

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

Awesome trail - easy to follow, great beginner snowshoe, but spectacular views make it perfect for all levels of skill. Didn’t do the loop - just went out and back on the trail side, decided to nix the road section. Lots of fresh powder as of today, but it won’t last long!

2 months ago

This is a great winter get away!! Close to Bend and a good cross country ski!! On the weekend it is really crowded, but on the week day it is a good choice!! The views are spectacular and if you like waterfalls it is a must see!!

hiking
3 months ago

all up hill on the way to the top really windy towards the top but the view is spectacular! no city just nature and surrounded by mountains

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.

Please park in usfs parking lot at trail head not in front of gate during winter months. Too many rigs block access to the home owners further down the road. Nice walk but respect those that live near by.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail above the falls had more snow than expected. I had no snow shoes with me so hiked back on the creek trail which was also snow covered. I look forward to coming back!

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!

This is my favorite trail in Bend!

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