Top Adventures in La Pine

  • Hike the Fall River Trail

    The Fall River Trail follows meanders through an old growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the Fall River. There are several pull-out parking spots along Forest Service Road 42 but probably the easiest is to start at the Fall River Campg...

    5.9 miles 101 ft gain

  • Paulina Falls Hike to Paulina Lake

    First take the short 1/4 mile hike down to the lower lookout. Get there early to beat the crowd and get unobstructed views. The Paulina Falls is an 80 ft. twin waterfall. It's gorgeous. After you see the falls from the lower lookout, you can walk ...

    0.6 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike up Paulina Peak

    Distance: 6 miles, out-and-back (Can also be done as a 12 mile loop via Crater Rim Trail).  Starting at Paulina Lake, just past the Visitor Center lies a marked trailhead for Paulina Peak. The trail starts close to the road and winds through the f...

    6 miles 1800 ft gain

  • MTB the Crater Rim Trail

    Paulina Peak with an elevation of 7,984 feet, and is about 4,000 feet higher than the terrain surrounding the volcano. There is a gravel fire road that winds to the top. This is a grueling climb with an 8000 foot elevation. Air please!The trail he...

  • Hike to Paulina Lake Hot Springs

    Starting at Little Crater Campground, head north toward the hot springs (43.730, -121.247). If you're really looking to stretch your legs, you can extend the out-and-back hike to a full loop around the lake just shy of 8 miles. The water in the sp...

    2.4 miles

  • Relax at East Lake Hot Springs

    This 100-120 degree pool is located along the south shore of the lake, with great views of the water. It's not likely to be crowded, although it does have a strong sulfur smell.

    0.6 miles

  • Camp and Fish on East Lake

    East Lake is located in a very scenic part of Central Oregon about 30 miles East of the town of La Pine. At 6,400 feet in elevation, the lake is fed by snowmelt and underground springs. East Lake is know for it's trophy Brown Trout, Kokanee, Rainb...

  • Camp and Fish at Crane Prairie Reservoir

    Crane Prairie Reservoir is one of the top-producing rainbow trout fisheries in Central Oregon. The record rainbow to date weighed just over 19 pounds, so there is a good chance of catching some lunkers while visiting here.The lake is located on th...

  • Explore the Lava River Cave

    Located just 12 miles South of Bend and 5 miles Northeast of Sunriver in the Deschutes National Forest, the Lava River Cave is a unique experience the whole family can enjoy. To get there from Bend, drive South on Highway 97 for about 10 miles unt...

  • Mountain Bike Lava Lands Blackrock Trail to Benham Falls

    Blackrock Trail starts at the Lava Lands Visitor Center, which is about a 5-mile drive south of Bend on Highway 97. You can park at the Lava Lands Visitor Center and then take the trail marked Sun-Lava Trail. This will take you to Blackrock Trail,...

  • Fly Fish on Davis Lake

    About 50 miles southwest of Bend, Davis Lake is one of the major fishing destinations among the cluster of lakes in central Oregon. The lake was once known as a go-to spot for really big rainbow trout, but largemouth bass were illegally introduced...

  • Bike or Hike The Deschutes River Trail

    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 ...

    22 miles 1280 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • La Pine, Oregon

      Prairie Campground

      Overview This primitive campground offers campers the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Deschutes National Forest For more information about the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, please visit: ...

    • La Pine, Oregon

      Ogden Group

      Overview Ogden Group campground is located in the high desert region of central Oregon, on the scenic Paulina Creek. The campground is surrounded by scenery that sets the stage for fantastic recrea...

    • La Pine, Oregon

      Mckay Crossing Campground

      Overview McKay Crossing Campground is located off the beaten path along Paulina Creek. It provides campers with seclusion from the main road and the tranquility of hearing the creek flow. This are...

    • La Pine, Oregon

      Bull Bend Campground

      Overview Bull Bend is located along the Deschutes River just below the Wickiup Reservoir Dam.Recreation Bull Bend Campground offers a great location for fishermen. Fishing access is best found alon...

    • Bend, Oregon

      Fall River Campground

      Overview Fall River Campground is located along Fall River within the Deschutes National Forest west of La Pine.  Recreation Campers can enjoy the nearby Fall River Trail which offers frequent view...

    • Bend, Oregon

      Big River

      Overview Big River Campground is located along the Deschutes River south of the town of Sunriver. Large, open group sites offer a perfect setting for family reunions or group gatherings. Recreation...

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