Top Adventures in Deschutes

  • Ride the Twin Bridges Loop

    Starting and ending at Drake Park in the heart of downtown Bend, the Twin Bridges Loop is one of the most popular and scenic road cycling routes in Central Oregon.The Twin Bridges Loop covers 36 miles of rolling terrain and offers breathtaking vie...

  • Float or Paddle The Deschutes River

    Looking for something fun to do in Bend when the weather gets warm? Look no further. The easiest way to make this happen is to take your crew down to Riverbend Park. There's ample parking, on-site rentals of all kinds, and a beach for launching. T...

  • Hike the Deschutes River Trail

    There are quite a few urban trails along the Deschutes River, but my favorite runs just South of the Old Mill District near the Farewell Bend Park. Here you will find a gravel loop trail that is private and relaxing, but also very convenient to ot...

    3 miles

  • MTB on Phil's Trail Single Track

    The Phil's Area Trail System is the go-to trail system for mountain biking in Bend. Even the other trails in the region that aren't actually part of the Phil's Trail System feed into or connect to trails that feed into Phil's.According to the loca...

  • Hike Bessie Butte

    Just a mere 15 minutes outside of Bend, Oregon the Bessie Butte Trail is a wonderfully scenic hike to overlook Bend on one side and the Deschutes National Forest on the other. The butte provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountains of wh...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike and Camp at Smith Rock

    Park your vehicle in the bivouac parking area and hike 200 yards west to the tent campsites. Set up your home away from home at one of the undesignated cliff side campsites overlooking the park. Although it is famous for rock climbing, Smith Rock ...

    6 miles 900 ft gain

  • Sport Climb 5 Gallon Buckets at Smith Rock

    The huge huecos of 5 Gallon Buckets are often the first piece of rock that a climber touches on his or her first trip to the park. The fun and consistent 5.8 climbing is straightforward and enjoyable as a warmup or a top-rope. This is the left-mos...

  • Hike Misery Ridge Loop

    This hike takes you on a tour of the park, starting out with a steep climb up to the top of the formations and then back down past Monkey Face and to the canyon floor. It's a very popular place so if you're hoping for solitude start early -- the l...

    4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Summit Trail Loop at Smith Rock

    Smith Rock State Park is an iconic PNW canyon that's become one of the rock climbing capitals of the country, and known worldwide for its sport climbing routes. And while climbing draws crowds year-round, adventurers also visit for its trail syste...

    7.6 miles 1675 ft gain

  • Snow Camp at Smith Rock

    Just 140 miles southeast of Portland, and 27 miles north of Bend, lies a clustering of rocks more prominently referred to as Smith Rock.This intricate rock formation is a mecca for climbers during the warm summer months, however the landmark unvei...

    3 miles 350 ft gain

  • Climb Smith Rock's Zebra-Zion

    This is THE multipitch line at Smith...you have to do it! Pitch 1: The first pitch has many variations from 5.7 to 5.11. These lines share the first pitch anchor: Zebra Direct(5.11a), Zebra Seam (5.11d), and Gumby (5.10b). Take any of these lines ...

  • Mountain Bike the Peterson Ridge Trail

    Bend, Oregon has a deserved reputation as one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country. Unless you are from the area, you might not be familiar with nearby Sisters. Sisters is a sleepy western-themed town of 3,000 better known for it's...

    16.1 miles 1167 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Bend, Oregon

      LOGE Bend

      20 min drive to Mt Bachelor15 min bike ride to downtownCafe & Bar On-Site (coming Winter 2019)evo Mountain Bike Rental Center + Retail Store: Full Suspension Giant & Devinci BikesRaleigh ci...

      From $120/night

    • Bend, Oregon

      Three Creeks Lake Campground

      Overview Three Creeks Lake Campground is the last of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature.Recreation Neighborin...

    • Bend, Oregon

      Driftwood Campground Deschutes

      Overview Driftwood Campground is the first of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature.Recreation Driftwood Campgro...

    • Sisters, Oregon

      Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp

      Overview Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and the designated horse camp for the Three Creeks area. Located on the edge of a large meadow it pr...

    • Sisters, Oregon

      Three Creeks Meadow Campground

      Overview Three Creeks Meadow Campground is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature. It shares the area wi...

    • Prineville, Oregon

      Castle Rock Campground

      Located south of Prineville, Oregon, this six-site campground offers year-round camping and Crooked River access along the Lower Crooked Back Country Byway. Castle Rock looms above its namesake cam...

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