Best Backpacking in Bend

Looking for the best backpacking in Bend? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Bend. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Backpack around Broken Top

    This loop trip around Broken Top is one of the premier backpacking loops in Oregon. The trail winds past numerous alpine lakes, including the popular Green Lakes area, and offers near-constant views of Broken Top, the Three Sisters, and Mount Bach...

    22.6 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike Broken Top Mountain

    The hike takes you along a glacial lake and to unbeatable mountain views at the end. It’s a hidden gem! The trail isn’t marked and the best way to get there is know someone that’s been before. The lake is unbelievably beautiful with deep blue glac...

    6 miles

  • Basecamp at Green Lakes

    This 8.5 mile roundtrip hike to Green Lakes basecamp gains elevation gradually as it meanders along beautiful Fall Creek with numerous small cascades. Depending on the season (expect significant snow on the trail through early-to-mid June) the sta...

    8.5 miles

  • Hike to Green Lakes

    Park your vehicle at the Green Lakes Trailhead, grab your gear and head for the trail.Since this hike enters the Three Sisters Wilderness, be sure to fill out the required information to obtain a free self-issued day use permit at the registry sta...

    9 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike to Moraine Lake Beneath South Sister

    The lake is less than 3 miles from Devils Lake. Starting from the Trail head along Cascade Lakes Highway you gain 1,476 feet of elevation. You will follow the South Sisters Climbers trail, it is well traveled, and well marked. The majority of the ...

    5 miles 1476 ft gain

  • Summit Black Crater

    The Black Crater Trailhead parking lot is accessed off the McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242). The trailhead starting elevation is 5,040ft. (using the iPhone app "Topo Maps". Great app) with a 3.8 Mile hike one way to the Black Crater Summit at 7,251ft of e...

    8 miles 2211 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Matthieu Lakes

    Begin your hike at the Lava Camp Lake Trailhead. The trail winds through a forest flush with hemlock and fir while opening up into black lava flows. Continue for a little over two miles until you reach North Matthieu Lake. This is your first stop....

    6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Black Butte

    Just outside of Sisters Oregon is the stunning and popular day hike to the summit Black Butte (Elevation 6,436 feet). At the top, spectacular views of the surrounding Cascades await the intrepid hiker. To get to the trailhead, turn off of Highway ...

  • Backpack the Obsidian Area

    The Obsidian area is at least six miles from the closest trail head and 1800 feet of elevation gain. The best way to see the area is to plan a multi-day backpacking adventure. It is limited entry which is strictly enforced by the Forest Service....

    6 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike to Linton Falls

    Hiking to Linton Falls accounts for the two larger waterfalls on the cascading Linton Creek. The hike begins at the trailhead to Linton Lake, off the Mackenzie Pass Highway (242) about 8 miles east from the junction with Highway 126.The first 1.5 ...

  • Winter Camp on Cache Mountain

    Cache Mountain offers amazing views of Mt Jefferson, 3 Fingered Jack, Mt Washington and the North and Middle Sisters. In the summer months, it is also known as one of the best single track mountain biking spots in Central Oregon. This is a great s...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Substitution Point

    This is a viewless hike until you reach Substitution Point. You are then rewarded with an amazing view.From the trailhead (#3511) you will travel 4.3 miles on an unmaintained trail into the Three Sisters Wilderness to the junction of Substitution ...