Larry Chitwood Trail

Bend, Oregon

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The Badlands Wilderness consists of more than 29,000 acres of land just to the east of Bend on US 20. Known as a shield volcano, the land exempli?es desolate High Desert beauty, ?lled with sagebrush, lava rock, and—you guessed it—a whole lot of sand. Though the southern trail network can get busy on the weekends, the northern trails o? of Dodds Road see considerably less tra?c. Lacking the impressive rock formations in the southern Badlands, the Larry Chitwood Trail is less scenic but still worth checking out—especially if you’re in need of a quick trail run from town but you want to avoid the crowds.
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

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Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

by Lucas Alberg (Wilderness Press)

The Badlands Wilderness consists of more than 29,000 acres of land just to the east of Bend on US 20. Known as a shield volcano, the land exempli?es desolate High Desert beauty, ?lled with sagebrush, lava rock, and—you guessed it—a whole lot of sand.

Though the southern trail network can get busy on the weekends, the northern trails o? of Dodds Road see considerably less tra?c. Lacking the impressive rock formations in the southern Badlands, the Larry Chitwood Trail is less scenic but still worth checking out—especially if you’re in need of a quick trail run from town but you want to avoid the crowds.

© 2016 Lucas Alberg/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 7.25
Elevation Gain: 149 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: November–April, sunrise–sunset Best: Winter
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: BLM Prineville District, 541-416-6700, blm.gov/or/districts/prineville
Local Maps: Bend, Oregon, Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc. ($12, adventuremaps.net)
Driving Directions: Directions to Larry Chitwood Trail

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