Bike or Hike The Deschutes River Trail

National Forest Development Road 9702 - Search Nearby - Added by Scott Sichler

A scenic trail along the Deschutes River.

The Deschutes River Trail is a must do mountain bike ride or hike in between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon. The river varies from calm water to waterfalls. The trail follows along the river and goes through pine forests, meadows, and lava flows. Most of the single track is smooth with a few more technical rocky sections.  

This trail can be accessed from Meadow Day Use Area, as well as the following day use areas along Forest Road 41-Lava Island,  Big EddyAspenDillon FallsSloughBenham Falls West, and Benham Falls East.  A map is available on Bendtrails.org. Avoid riding on busy summer weekends as this popular trail can get crowded. 

For a shorter, 3-mile loop, check out this adventure

Distance

22 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1280 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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From $120/night

LOGE Bend

Bend, Oregon

Redmond / Central Oregon KOA

2435 Southwest Jericho Lane

Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North KOA

Douglas County, Oregon

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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