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Deschutes River Trail

photo: Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

Length: 9.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Deschutes National Forest; Just outside Bend, OR.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Deschutes
Longitude: -121.414
Latitude: 43.93904

Driving Directions

A series of three parallel trails winds through pine forests, lava flows and riparian zones along the variously placid and tumultuous waters of the Deschutes River. Low snow years can allow year-round use for most of this trail.

Description

The Deschutes River Trail follows the Deschutes River upstream just outside of Bend, OR. The Deschutes River, at this point, is a wild and scenic river. The trail is very popular with hikers and mountain bikers. There are eight separate trailheads along the course of the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 16 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 4%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 3,900
Elevation High Point: 4,200
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
0

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Marv Lang
Deschutes National Forest
1230 NE 3rd St., Ste. A262
Bend , OR 97701
(541) 383-4793
mlang@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon

 

Photos

Deschutes River at Sunriver. Photo by Smithers7/wiki.

Deschutes River at Sunriver. Photo by Smithers7/wiki.

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

 

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

Deschutes River Trail to Benham Falls, Oregon. Photo by Another Believer/wiki.

 

Moss and fern log. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Moss and fern log. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Kali practicing her search and rescue skills. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Kali practicing her search and rescue skills. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

 

Kali on trail. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Kali on trail. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Calm before the churning water. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Calm before the churning water. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

 

Trailhead signage. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

Trailhead signage. Photo by Gabrielle Webster.

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