Tumalo Falls Hike Bend Oregon Deschutes National Forest Tumalo Creek North Fork Trail
Tumalo Falls is rightfully considered one of the must-see attractions in Bend, Oregon. The grandest waterfall on Tumalo Creek makes a nearly 100-foot drop from a cliff in Deschutes National Forest west of Bend. Admire the broad single-drop waterfall from a downstream viewpoint that is fifty yards from Tumalo Falls Day Use Area. Then take a half a mile round trip hike to an... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Deschutes National Forest · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 105 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 4, 2016
Tumalo Falls Loop Hike Bend Oregon North Fork Trail Swampy Lakes Trail Bridge Creek Trail Loop Deschutes National Forest
Tumalo Falls is the tallest and most beautiful waterfall on Tumalo Creek near Bend, Oregon, but it isn't the creek's only waterfall. If you like seeing water tumble, go beyond the half-mile round trip hike to Tumalo Falls and explore a grander 7.4 miles loop that visits half dozen other named waterfalls and perhaps a dozen more unnamed smaller waterfalls and cascades. The... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Deschutes National Forest · Waterfalls
Distance: 7.4 miles · Elevation change: 1100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 4, 2016
Benham Falls Hike Deschutes River Trail Bend Oregon Deschutes National Forest Sunriver
Strolling down Deschutes River Trail toward Benham Falls, you might be skeptical that this calm river will hasten into rapids and cascades. The wall of volcanic rock on the far side of the river does offer an early clue that something dramatic could happen. The Deschutes River was rerouted by Lava Butte Lava Flow, causing it to tumble over a few waterfalls on its path north... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Deschutes National Forest · Sunriver · Waterfalls
Distance: 1.9 miles · Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 2, 2016
Trail of the Molten Land Newberry National Volcanic Monument Deschutes National Forest Bend Lava Butte Lava Flow Trail Central Oregon Hike
You'll be grateful to find pavement and not melting hot lava on Trail of the Molten Land. This impressive trail is built atop a barren landscape of dark volcanic rock, the Lava Butte Lava Flow in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is part of Deschutes National Forest. Panels along the trail provide information about how the lava flow began at Lava Butte, a cinder... Read more.
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Trail of the Whispering Pines Newberry National Volcanic Monument Deschutes National Forest Bend Interpretive Botanical Trail Central Oregon Hike
Trail of the Whispering Pines is an interpretive botanical trail highlighting high desert plants in Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This short and level paved path covers just a quarter mile. Trail of the Whispering Pines can easily be explored as a 0.4-mile walk beginning and ending at Lava Lands Visitor Center. This short hike can be connected to Trail of the Molten... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 2, 2016
Lava Butte Trail Newberry National Volcanic Monument Deschutes National Forest Bend Lava Butte Hike Central Oregon Lava Butte Lookout
Lava Butte is a 500-foot tall cinder cone along the Northwest Rift of Newberry Volcano in Central Oregon. It rises prominently over Route 97 between Bend and Sunriver. A fire lookout tower sits atop Lava Butte and is joined by a rim trail that offers panoramic views over a dark volcanic landscape. Lava Butte also provides majestic views of the Cascade Mountains to the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Buttes · Deschutes National Forest · Lookout Towers · Newberry National Volcanic Monument · Summits · Sunriver
Distance: 3.85 miles · Elevation change: 520 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 2, 2016
Black Butte Trail Deschutes National Forest Camp Sherman Sisters Central Oregon Summit Hike
Black Butte is one of the most identifiable summits in Central Oregon. This conical volcano rises 3,000 feet over tapered terrain on the east side of the Cascade Mountains. Black Butte stands on its own and offers tremendous views over the surroundings including peaks in the Central Oregon Cascades to the north, west, and south. Grand views make Black Butte an ideal site... Read more.
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Tagged with · Deschutes National Forest · Lookout Towers · Sisters · Summits
Distance: 4 miles · Elevation change: 1550 feet
By: Published: Last updated: November 1, 2016
West Metolius River Trail Deschutes National Forest Gushing Springs Metolius River Hike Wizard Falls Fish hatchery
For a relaxing and fascinating hike in Central Oregon, take an easy stroll along the Metolius River. Leaving Lower Canyon Creek Campground, West Metolius River Trail quickly passes fantastical springs where water gushes from a riverbank. Summer wildflowers line the dirt single track as you continue downriver past calms and rapids. Follow the lovely river for 2.5 miles to... Read more.
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Tagged with · Camp Sherman · Deschutes National Forest · Fish Hatchery · Free Trails · Sisters
Distance: 5.4 miles · Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: November 1, 2016
Lower Canyon Creek Campground Deschutes National Forest Metolius River Camp Sherman Oregon
Seven sites are spread below ponderosa pines on a loop in Lower Canyon Creek Campground. This small and spacious campground is located in Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman and Sisters, Oregon. The campground borders the confluence of Canyon Creek and the Metolius River. Hikers can leave the campground on West Metolius River Trail to hike a short distance to a... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: November 1, 2016
Punchbowl Falls Hike Eagle Creek Trail Metlako Falls Viewpoint Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon
Fantastic waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, charming cascades, and handsome forests entertain hikers on the first couple miles of Eagle Creek Trail. Venture up a scenic canyon on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, following the tumbling water of Eagle Creek. Trek under and across steep cliffs that place cascades in your path. A short spur off Eagle... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Locks · Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area · Fish Hatchery · Waterfalls
Distance: 4.55 miles · Elevation change: 400 feet
By: Published: Last updated: October 26, 2016