Shevlin Park Trail

Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain939ft
Trailhead Elevation3,787ft
Elevation Min/Max3610/3799ft
Elevation Start/End3787/3787ft

Shevlin Park Trail

Shevlin Park Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest and Shevlin Park. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 3,787 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 939 feet. Along the trail there are parking, an information board, and restroom.

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Day Hiking Bend and Central Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Brittany Manwill
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"Venture out to Shevlin Park for one of the best wilderness experiences that an urban park can offer. There are two main trails at this park. The first sticks mainly to the top of the canyon, heading down to the river only to climb up the other side and loop back around." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Ellen Morris Bishop
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"Shevlin Park is 600 acres of undeveloped forest and grassland, with miles of trails. It is a popular place to hike and walk, with access to adjacent Forest Service public lands." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Bend and Central Oregon - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"This fun hike is a local favorite and is only minutes from downtown Bend. The route winds through ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest along the banks of picturesque Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park. This route explores the 647-acre Shevlin Park, which was donated by the Shevlin- Hixon Company to the city of Bend in 1920. The park features hiking and mountain biking trails. This park is also very popular with trail runners, who enjoy running on its well-graded paths. This park is named for the company’s president, Thomas H. Shevlin." Read more
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon (Wilderness Press)
Lucas Alberg
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"Shevlin Park is one of those places that make trail runners like me feel lucky to live in Central Oregon. The park is right on the edge of town and is a quick drive from almost anywhere in Bend, but it provides a wilderness-like experience, as if you were much farther from civilization. It’s a favorite of many locals, and for good reason." Read more

Shevlin Park Trail Reviews

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Shevlin Park is a great loop hike with low difficulty, good distance, and great proximity to the heart of downtown Bend. The 5-mile loop can easily be walked in under 2 hours, with barely any elevation changes to speak of other than the initial hill climb. It is an ideal trail for summer because a large portion of it is not exposed (though make sure you're protected against mosquitoes). It's not much of a fitness walk, but the proximity of the creek and the openness of the area make it an exhilirating way to spend two hours. Follow the trail signs as there are some semi-confusing intersections, and make sure you take the left-most singletrack trail when you reach the five-way right after the bridge! Also, this is not the ideal trail if you love solitude; be prepared to run into multiple runners/bikers sharing the trail.
Hi, My wife went for this hike today. It was very good for a day hike.. thanks for the map.
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Shevlin is a great park near Bend Oregon. If you don't have enough time to do a bigger hike or mountain bike ride, this is a great alternative. You might also consider Phils Loop.
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Great loop trail. Very helpful to have turn by turn directions. My wife and I did this as a trail run, and when she went around the loop a second time, I followed her on my bike. Great dual use trail, only wish it stayed a little closer to the river.

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Trail Information

Deschutes National Forest
Nearby City
Shevlin Park
City of Bend Parks and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Shevlin Park, Bend Urban Trails
Local Maps

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Dec 2018