Madras, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Madras

  • Madras, Oregon

    White Water Raft Down the Deschutes River

    4.5
    For first time rafters and those just looking to get back into some fun white water, the Deschutes is a great run and an easily accessible one at that. Guiding companies operate trips spring through late summer starting out of the quiet town of Maupin, Oregon with both half day (just river raftin...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Steelhead Falls

    4.8
    1.98 mi / 148 ft gain
    Following along the Dechutes river for half a mile you will see where the river progressively gets more aggressive. On both sides of the trail you will see beautiful mountain inclines and jagged cliffs. If your lucky you might just see a bald eagle soaring high above! Along with Steel Head being ...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    North Point Loop

    5.0
    0.43 mi / 13 ft gain
    North Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Terrebonne, Oregon.
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Canyon Trail and Homestead Trail

    2.38 mi / 466 ft gain
    Canyon Trail and Homestead Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Terrebonne, Oregon.
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Misery Ridge Trail

    5.0
    2.58 mi / 919 ft gain
    Misery Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Terrebonne, Oregon.
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Misery Ridge Loop

    5.0
    2.57 mi / 774 ft gain
    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 light on the rock walls will be worth rising earl...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Summit Trail Loop at Smith Rock

    4.6
    6.87 mi / 1506 ft gain
    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 system boasting sweeping Central Oregon volcano views. ...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Snow Camp at Smith Rock

    5.0
    3 mi / 350 ft gain
    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 unveils a new face during the snowy season that few eve...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Smith Rock State Park Canyon Trail

    5.0
    3.27 mi / 587 ft gain
    Smith Rock State Park Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Terrebonne, Oregon.
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Smith Rock State Park Loop

    4.9
    5.55 mi / 1325 ft gain
    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 also boasts an extensive trail system. The best h...
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  • Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Hike the West Metolius River Trail

    8 mi / 280 ft gain
    The West Metolius River trail is one of the finest river trails in Central Oregon due to its easy terrain, beautiful blue water, volcanic spring fed waterfalls, and forest views.  The hike starts just downstream from the Lower Canyon Creek Campground, where there is a bathroom and some picnic tab...
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  • Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Fly Fishing the Metolius

    5.0
    If there were a river in heaven it would be the Metolius. This gem located near Sisters Oregon offers year-round fly-fishing (only) to anyone who wishes to do so. The area offers multiple types of accommodations from tent camping to staying in resort-like cabins on the river. The best time to go...
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  • Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Black Butte

    4.5
    3.94 mi / 1493 ft gain
    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 22 onto National Forest Road (NFR) 11, also known...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    The Sisters to Smith Rock Ride

    5.0
    36.6 mi / 597 ft gain
    Starting in the "Old West" town of Sisters, Oregon and ending at Smith Rock State Park outside the small town of Terrebonne, this route takes riders past a variety of historical sites, shows the gentle curves of the Deschutes River and frames spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, and ends w...
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  • Shaniko, Oregon

    Explore Shaniko's Ghost Town

    Heading south from Wasco, the scenery trades off between new farms and old abandoned homesteads. Most areas are fenced off along the road to keep in the roaming cattle, but now and then there is access to adventure off and visit the places that the settlers decided on in the 18-1900's.About 50 mi...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Mountain Bike the Peterson Ridge Trail

    1.0
    16.1 mi / 1167 ft gain
    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 annual rodeo and quilt festival but the locals ha...
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Camping and Lodging in Madras

Redmond / Central Oregon KOA Holiday
Culver, Oregon

Redmond / Central Oregon KOA Holiday

Mecca Flat Campground
Madras, Oregon

Mecca Flat Campground

Trout Creek Campground
Madras, Oregon

Trout Creek Campground

South Shore Group Sites
Culver, Oregon

South Shore Group Sites

South Shore Group Campground
Culver, Oregon

South Shore Group Campground

Haystack Campground (East Shore)
Culver, Oregon

Haystack Campground (East Shore)

Guides, Insights and Stories from Madras

Rafting the Lower Deschutes

Rafting the Lower Deschutes

Ben Kitching

Beginner Backpacking in Central Oregon: Misadventures Along the Broken Top Loop Trail

Beginner Backpacking in Central Oregon: Misadventures Along the Broken Top Loop Trail

Jacqueline McGraw

A Mountain Biker's Dream Hotel: LOGE Bend, Oregon

A Mountain Biker's Dream Hotel: LOGE Bend, Oregon

Liam McNally

An Overnight Journey to Oregon's Green Lakes

An Overnight Journey to Oregon's Green Lakes

Garrett Schmidt