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 toward Bend. ... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Cascade Range · Deschutes National Forest · Lava Butte Lava Flow · Sunriver · Waterfalls
Distance: 1.9 miles · Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 25, 2018
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 Wizard Falls Fish... Read more.
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Tagged with · Camp Sherman · Cascade Range · Deschutes National Forest · Fish Hatchery · Free Trails · Sisters
Distance: 5.4 miles · Elevation change: 100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017
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 surprising springs... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 2, 2018
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 Creek Trail leads... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Guler Ice Cave hike Washington Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The Cascade Range is home to many caves including volcanic lava tubes and glacier ice caves. The Guler Ice Cave south of Mount Adams offers a sample of both. Through the early summer this cave contains impressive ice features like frozen stalactites and stalagmites. You will see the most ice if you visit in April and May. As the season warms the cave loses its ice, but remains fun to... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · Caves · Gifford Pinchot National Forest · Lava Tubes
Distance: 0.25 miles · Elevation change: 25 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 1, 2019
Terwilliger Hot Springs Willamette National Forest Oregon Hike Cougar Hot Springs Terwilliger Falls
Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) is a five-tiered pool accessible with 0.9 miles of easy hiking. The hot springs is located in Willamette National Forest, halfway between Eugene and Bend, Oregon. Potential visitors should know that clothing is optional at the hot springs. Those who are uncomfortable with nudity may wish to seek warm waters elsewhere. If you choose... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · Closed · Hot Springs · Waterfalls · Willamette National Forest
Distance: 0.9 miles · Elevation change: 85 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Mosier Twin Tunnels Hike Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Columbia River Gorge Oregon
With its grand river and towering cliffs, the Columbia River Gorge is a tough place to build a roadway. See one of the engineering feats used to build a road through the gorge by moseying over to the Mosier Twin Tunnels. This picturesque pair of tunnels can be crossed on Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, which follows the route of the century old road that crossed the gorge long... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cascade Range · Hood River · Mosier · Oregon State Parks
Distance: 4.8 miles · Elevation change: 320 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 21, 2018
Shevlin Loop Trail Bend Oregon Hike Shevlin Park Tumalo Creek
Shevlin Loop Trail explores pine forests along Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park, which is just four miles west of downtown Bend. This pleasant woodland trail is mostly easy with a few rolling sections along the bluffs that border the creek. The loop is 4.75 miles long and explores much of Shevlin Park's 647 acres. The hike has 240 feet of elevation change and crosses lovely Tumalo Creek at two... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Cascade Range · Creeks · Free Trails · Shevlin Park · Tumalo Creek
Distance: 4.75 miles · Elevation change: 240 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Archie Briggs Canyon Trail Bend Oregon Hike Deschutes River Trail Overlook
Archie Briggs Natural Area presents views over a dramatic stretch of the Deschutes River north of Bend. The river makes a sweeping curve beneath tall cliffs of volcanic rock and is backed by grand mountains like Black Butte and Mount Jefferson. Gaze down the canyon from atop cliffs on the south side of the curve in the river by an intersection of Deschutes River Trail and Archie Briggs... Read more.
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Tagged with · Archie Briggs Natural Area · Awbrey Butte · Bend · Cascade Range · Deschutes River · Free Trails
Distance: 1.25 miles · Elevation change: 325 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017
Head of the Metolius Springs Metolius River Headwaters Deschutes National Forest Central Oregon Hike
Gaze north from the observation site at the end of Head of the Metolius Trail and you'll have a beautiful (if traditional) view of a river flowing through a pine forest toward Mount Jefferson. Look in the other direction to see something surprising. The river springs to live all at once from a gushing source. The trail to Head of the Metolius in Deschutes National Forest is a quarter mile... Read more.
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Tagged with · Camp Sherman · Cascade Range · Deschutes National Forest · Free Trails · Sisters
Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 35 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 21, 2017

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