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

Yeah it’s an easy walk around and it can be crowded but, come on, it’s beautiful and you can swim. But if you want to add some spice bushwhack up the ridge at the far end of the lake. It a hard climb but worth it. At the top turn left and go just about as far as you can. You will be rewarded by the most breathtaking views of Broken Top and S Sister ever. Then a quick trip down (you can’t miss the lake) and you earned your swim. The hike up and down is steep so you flip flops are not going to cut it. Be prepared.

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent hike! Great views of the Cascades! Forest at the beginning, open ski run for part of the middle, eventually getting to some volcanic rock towards the top.

totally awesome. totally kicked my butt. super windy and cold at the top if you go before noon so bring a layer. loved it!!! has everything--forest, desert, and fun rock scramble. took me 2.5 hours.

hiking
3 days ago

Pretty walk under trees and along the river (try your luck with poles and rodes with artificial lures). *There is another parking lot closer to the falls.

Falls are more what I consider class 4 - 5 rapids. I was a bit disappointed. It was also hard to find a good place to take pictures.

The distance is off on this app. This trail(paved) from the parking spot on East Cascade was 1.5 miles to the walking bridge. we locked up our cruisers there and walked(dirt) another .5 mile to the falls. we could have stayed on our bikes, but it was nice to give our bums a rest. The falls were not a typical fairytale waterfalls. they were more like a gushing angry whitewater. Impressive in their own way. A nice outing from Sunriver.

Quick trail, spectacular views.

Bring the whole fam for this one! Mee-Maw and Pop-Pops? They can nail this utterly flat 1.7mi. LIttle cousin Timmy? He won't even need coddling or an extra juicebox to complete this tourist-laden lakeside loop. And fat Aunt Sharon? She'll recall days of yore when it was just "Shari" as she mobs around this short loop like the spritely cross-country runner she was back in college.

It's flat, dead-easy, and on weekends the parking lot is a circuis. Is Multnomah Falls your jam? Cool. Then so is the Tood Lake Loop Trail.

But maybe when at Multnomah Falls you're all "eff this." Maybe you tend more towards the 16mi Larch Mountain trail up and out of M. Falls? If so, then check out the 15-17 mellow miles of the Todd Lake/Soda Creek/Brokentop Trail that ends above the ridge at No Name Lake. It starts here and, well, "it good."

But if you're into kids, tourists, dogs, and "RV people," well, then the Todd Lake Loop Trail may be your Valhalla.

mountain biking
5 days ago

Took the single track out and back to benham. Great for a 12 yr old first time single track rider and adults looking for a easy dirt trail.

Lovely hike!

Really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Hard route out, moderate on the way back. Worth the invest in sweat and shoes filled with rock for the view and the crystal clear lake. Next time, we’ll plan and pack better to do the summit trail.

Starts off pretty moderate but gets tougher once you're past the top of Sunrise. It's also all exposed after then, so pack some sunscreen. There are some loose rocks and soft dirt towards the top, but it's all manageable. The views are stunning and totally worth it!

Easy and beautiful hike around the lake. Bring layers - when the wind picks up it can be chilly in the shade even on a day that is hot at lower altitude. Given that, it is a great place to go to get a break from the heat.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike. Our 20 month old was able to walk around. The views are awesome and the lake is worth going.

Great hike with great views, and a nice break from summer temps up top.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a fantastic 3mile round trip hike. It is beautiful all along the trail and you are rewarded with several spots to view the fabulous deschutes rapids. If you are hiking, be mindful of mountain bikers on the trail, as this is a popular spot for biking as well.

The trail is easy walking and there is a pit stop right before heading towards the falls. Perfect for a break or a spot to eat lunch or a snack.

Enjoy this amazing hike and all the beauty Central Oregon has to offer.

absolutely gorgeous hike. the mile and a half or so uphill is definitely a workout, especially if you get swarmed by insects like I did (bring bugspray) but once you hit the top and it levels out to a view of south sister, you forget about all that cardio and get energized toward the lake. the lake is a beautiful place to enjoy lunch or a break, make sure to tread lightly. there are overnight camping spots at the lake. it was so gorgeous there we actually considered going back down to get our camping gear to bring back up for the night. we didnt, but will next time. a timeless hike, really. you could base camp at the lake to summit south sister pretty easily, too.

Most of this trail is through the woods and not as close to the river as I would have liked. However, it was pretty and the falls at the end are impressive.

hiking
28 days ago

Super easy hike for our three young hikers. Beauty surrounds from the views afar to the ones under your feet. We were surrounded by butterflies, flowers and millions of tadpoles!!! Highly recommend for young family's or even just someone needing a break from the every day errands in life.

As always - a good hike with great views. Glissaded down about 1000 feet. So fun. Total time 5h.

Awesome views of lake and mt bachelor. Easy hike with lovely wildflowers and trickling streams

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful scenery in a old growth Douglas Fir forrest. Still snow on the trail on July 3rd. Moraine Lake is gorgeous and provides breath taking views. Definitely worth going.

walking
1 month ago

This is a paved manicured walk/run/bike pretty loop
Very easy

Great hike. Views were worth the pain!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy precursor to connecting with the Broken Top Loop Trail to see Noname Lake. Or use as a cool down after concluding the 14 mile round trip to the top of Broken Top

backpacking
1 month ago

Decent hike. First time backpacking. Could not see any lakes until Lava Lake at the end of the hike. There is a campground at the end (so not quite backpacking). I would recommend either making a reservation at the campground prior or doing the hike one way.

Very beautiful hike. Was a little tricky keeping on trail do to snow cover in some parts but it was still well worth the trip. Make sure to have camera ready because there are so many beautiful sights to record.

Beautiful, easy trail. Nicely groomed. A few too many mosquitoes. Love that you can get there from Sunriver.

We don’t normally take in ranger talks, but we did here and were pleased we did because the ranger was super well informed and was happy to answer questions. After the talk he walked onto the lava with us and shared more info. Well worth the stop.

This is one of many great stop for tourists unfamiliar with the Newberry Caldera in Central Oregon. Since I have been regularly visiting the area for over thirty years, I tend to pass up these well-known sites. Though there are dozens if not hundreds of more remote destinations nearby, it's worth a visit to see all the official attractions. It had been a few years since I walked through the lava flow, so it was enjoyable. It can be crowded since it is an easy and accessible trail, though there weren't many people when I visited this time.

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