First Street Rapids

Bend, Oregon

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This easy wood-chip trail begins at First Street Rapids Park and follows the Deschutes River north through a scenic river canyon filled with ponderosa pine and juniper trees, a golf course, and residential houses. This popular wood-chip trail takes you along a scenic section of the rambling Deschutes River. The trail begins at First Street Rapids Park and heads north along the river’s edge. After about a mile you’ll parallel a golf course as the trail winds through a mix of juniper, sage, and yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees.

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"This easy wood-chip trail begins at First Street Rapids Park and follows the Deschutes River north through a scenic river canyon filled with ponderosa pine and juniper trees, a golf course, and residential houses.

This popular wood-chip trail takes you along a scenic section of the rambling Deschutes River. The trail begins at First Street Rapids Park and heads north along the river’s edge. After about a mile you’ll parallel a golf course as the trail winds through a mix of juniper, sage, and yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 120 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 50 minutes to 1.25 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bend Metro Park & Recreation District
Local Maps: DeLorme: Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Bend
Driving Directions: Directions to First Street Rapids

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May 2018