Bend, OR Trails and Parks

Bend has 315 trails in the vicinity, including 166 hiking trails and 77 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 112.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Green Lakes, South Sister and Benham Falls to Slough Meadow. Trails.com member Andy L. recently completed Steelhead Falls.
  • Green Lakes

    4 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This popular hike parallels enchanting Fall Creek and leads you to the Green Lakes Basin. You can admire this group of high Cascade lakes and also enjoy views of South Sister and Broken Top.
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular hike parallels enchanting Fall Creek and leads you to the Green Lakes Basin. You can admire this group of high ...

  • McKenzie River Trail

    3 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    On the west side of the Cascade Range, midway between Bend and Eugene. A classic ride. This trail highlights the best of Oregon with mountain views, lush old-growth forest, and unbelievably ...
    •  3 to 7 hours
    •  24.4 miles
    •  Guide

    On the west side of the Cascade Range, midway between Bend and Eugene. A classic ride. This trail highlights the best of ...

  • Squaw Creek Falls

    3 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This hike takes you to a viewpoint of the swirling cascade of Squaw Creek Falls in Deschutes National Forest. Start hiking on this dirt path as it travels through a thick lodgepole pine forest. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you to a viewpoint of the swirling cascade of Squaw Creek Falls in Deschutes National Forest. Start hiking ...

  • Green Lakes Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This gorgeous (and very popular) route travels uphill paralleling enchanting Fall Creek and then enters the Green Lakes Basin. The return loop takes you on the Soda Creek Trail through more gorgeous ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This gorgeous (and very popular) route travels uphill paralleling enchanting Fall Creek and then enters the Green Lakes Basin. ...

  • Devils Lake to Moraine Lake Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    The trip to Moraine Lake is a day hike into a high Cascades truly alpine setting.
    •  6 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trip to Moraine Lake is a day hike into a high Cascades truly alpine setting.

  • Deschutes River Trail - Benham Falls to Slough Meadow

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the moody Deschutes River. Highlights ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa ...

  • Bachelor-Sparks-Lava Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    West of Bend in the high lakes area. Fun blend of technical and fast singletrack, mountain views, and Lava Lake.
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    West of Bend in the high lakes area. Fun blend of technical and fast singletrack, mountain views, and Lava Lake.

  • Lava Lake to Sparks Lake: Trails 4 & 99

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    The trail is on the west side of Mt. Bachelor, 30 miles west of Bend. Tread: singletrack. Hazards: This remote trail requires that you come prepared for wilderness travel and sudden weather changes, ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  22.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is on the west side of Mt. Bachelor, 30 miles west of Bend. Tread: singletrack. Hazards: This remote trail requires ...

  • Cultus Lake Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    After completing this ride around Cultus Lake, you will feel like your trip to this corner of the forest has been well rewarded. This loop is reason enough to plan a trip to this neck of the ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    After completing this ride around Cultus Lake, you will feel like your trip to this corner of the forest has been well rewarded. ...

  • Benham Falls

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    A scenic hike, easy for kids, along the Deschutes River. The ponderosa pines and a number of hardwoods make the trail a nice place to be come fall. Special attractions: Beautiful cascading waterfall; ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic hike, easy for kids, along the Deschutes River. The ponderosa pines and a number of hardwoods make the trail a ...

  • Benham Falls to Slough Meadow

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the moody Deschutes River. Highlights ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa ...

  • Fall River

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This beautiful trail follows the course of the crystal-clear, spring-fed Fall River. This uncrowded route takes you through immense groves of ponderosa pine trees and offers many scenic viewpoints ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful trail follows the course of the crystal-clear, spring-fed Fall River. This uncrowded route takes you through ...

  • Head of the Metolius River

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This popular route takes you to a spectacular viewpoint of the natural spring that is the source for the Metolius River.
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular route takes you to a spectacular viewpoint of the natural spring that is the source for the Metolius River.

  • Chimney Rock

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This route takes you to the base of Chimney Rock—a prominent formation located high above the Crooked River. Along the way, you’ll walk through a high-desert ecosystem of sage and juniper and ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This route takes you to the base of Chimney Rock—a prominent formation located high above the Crooked River. Along the way, ...

  • Deschutes River, Upper - Wickiup Reservoir to Bend

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    The Deschutes River has many faces, ranging from a warm smile of flatwater to an angry, snarling glare of whitewater and waterfalls, paired with a hot, sweaty brow marked by its lower desert ...
    •  58 miles
    •  Guide

    The Deschutes River has many faces, ranging from a warm smile of flatwater to an angry, snarling glare of whitewater and ...

  • Mill Creek Wilderness

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    Located in the 17,000-acre Mill Creek Wilderness of the Ochoco National Forest, this route takes you on a trek along bubbling Mill Creek, passing through a forest of ponderosa pine, grand fir, ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the 17,000-acre Mill Creek Wilderness of the Ochoco National Forest, this route takes you on a trek along bubbling ...

  • North Fork - Flagline Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This loop is 13 miles west of Bend, beginning in the Bridge Creek Burn and heading up to the flanks of Broken Top Mountain. There are seven waterfalls along Tumalo Creek, high alpine scenery, ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop is 13 miles west of Bend, beginning in the Bridge Creek Burn and heading up to the flanks of Broken Top Mountain. ...

  • Bend Riverside Trail

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    Near Deschutes River on the north side of Bend, leading to a canyon overlook with views of Mount Jefferson and ranchland to the north. This short ride close to town offers a nice overlook of ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  5.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Near Deschutes River on the north side of Bend, leading to a canyon overlook with views of Mount Jefferson and ranchland ...

  • Sparks Lake

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    A good brook trout fishery, clear, shallow Sparks Lake, with its wary fish population, makes for a challenging outing for any fly fisher. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest against a spectacular ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: canoe, float tube
    •  Guide

    A good brook trout fishery, clear, shallow Sparks Lake, with its wary fish population, makes for a challenging outing for ...

  • Crane Prairie Reservoir

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    One of the famed lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway, Crane Prairie Reservoir is nearly 5 square miles in size and formed by a dam on the upper Deschutes River. A trophy trout fishery, rainbows ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: boat, float tube
    •  Guide

    One of the famed lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway, Crane Prairie Reservoir is nearly 5 square miles in size and formed ...

  • Lava Cast Forest

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    An easy loop hike for young and old alike, with a close-up look at an enormous lava flow. As you tour the trail, map/brochure in hand, note that the signs correspond with the descriptions. Here, ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy loop hike for young and old alike, with a close-up look at an enormous lava flow. As you tour the trail, map/brochure ...

  • Irish Mountain-Mink Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    When the “10,000 Lakes” of Minnesota get tired of the cold weather and flat terrain back home, they go on vacation to the southern Three Sisters Wilderness. Judging by the number of lakes here, ...
    •  3–5 days
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    When the “10,000 Lakes” of Minnesota get tired of the cold weather and flat terrain back home, they go on vacation to the ...

  • Desert on Display: The High Desert Museum

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This world-class museum features a host of innovative exhibits interpreting the natural and human history of the High Desert, a region that includes portions of eight western states and one Canadian ...
    •  2 hours plus driving time
    •  Guide

    This world-class museum features a host of innovative exhibits interpreting the natural and human history of the High Desert, ...

  • Lava Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    Get ready to crank on this awesome central Oregon singletrack filled with many challenges that will test your technical prowess. The gorgeous mountain and lake scenery and nonstop action on this ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  24.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Get ready to crank on this awesome central Oregon singletrack filled with many challenges that will test your technical prowess. ...

  • Mallard Marsh Campground

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    For reasons unknown but perfectly acceptable to me, Mallard Marsh gets short shrift in much of the literature about the Central Oregon Cascade Lakes region. Perhaps because the campground name ...
    •  Guide

    For reasons unknown but perfectly acceptable to me, Mallard Marsh gets short shrift in much of the literature about the Central ...