Deschutes River Trail

Bend, Oregon

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7 Reviews
4 out of 5
Along the Deschutes River between Bend and Sunriver. Beautiful scenery, including three class 5 falls on the Deschutes river and lava flows; rolling singletrack.
Mountain Biking Bend

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Mountain Biking Bend

by Scott Rapp (Falcon Guides)

Along the Deschutes River between Bend and Sunriver. Beautiful scenery, including three class 5 falls on the Deschutes river and lava flows; rolling singletrack.

©  Scott Rapp/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 30
Elevation Gain: 1,475 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 3,600 feet
Top Elevation: 4,100 feet
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest, Bend District
Local Maps: Mountain Biking Central Oregon
Driving Directions: Directions to Deschutes River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2010
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We started this trail from the Sunriver end (it begins off Circle 7 in Sunriver) and had to turn back at Benham Falls due to time constraints. Our experience was great. The majority of the ride parallels the Deschutes River and offers some spectacular views. The trail is very well maintained and rideable for all skill levels. We saw little kids out there doing fine and even a couple on a tandem. This is a great ride for anyone who just wants to get out and enjoy the river and mountain views. Highly recommended, especially if you're staying in Sunriver and want to get off the paved bike paths.


3/20/2010
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A pleasant trail-running surprise on my first trip to Bend. Pros: Scenery (this is why I trail run); 100% runnable; Plenty of water for my dog; Easy access. Cons: Easy access means bigger crowds; I don't live in Bend.


6/14/2008
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Good trail, but a fair number of hikers. If you do the trail from Sunriver, it is easy to get a little lost once you get to the Meadows picnic area. Still not sure exactly where to go from there to Bend. Fast single track was fun. Never seen so many woop-dee-doos!


6/4/2007
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I have entered this trail into my all-time favorite mountain bike trails. Here they are, in no particular order: #1 is Porcupine Rim in Moab, Utah #2 is the Flume Trail in Lake Tahoe #3 is the Deschutes River trail. I went out on June 2nd, starting at the Lava Island trailhead and rode all the way down to Sunriver. There I stopped and had a burger and a beer, took a little nap in a shady spot on the golf course, and rode back. It was about 30 miles out and back, and with the high water of spring runoff, it was beyond spectacular.


8/22/2005
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Great singletrack and rolling terrain. No substantial climbing to speak of.



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