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Bend Guide

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South Sister Summit
South Sister Summit

The South Sister, also known as Charity, is Oregon's third highest mountain. The hike to the top is very difficult, but fairly easy as far as climbing mountains can go, as there is indeed a trail...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Broken Top Standard Summit Route
Broken Top Standard Summit Route

On this hike we took the long route around Broken Top past Green Lakes to ascend the complete Northwest Ridge and then return via a loop trail to the lakes on the descent. To be honest we had trouble...

South Sister Summit Guide
South Sister Summit Guide

I got to the Devil's Lake trail head and started on the South Sister Summit trail at about 10am.  It was hot at first in the woods but the wind was blowing like crazy about halfway up and then it...

South Sister Spring Backcountry Skiing
South Sister Spring Backcountry Skiing

This is a beautiful ski descent of the tallest Sister in the Sister Wilderness at just over 10,000 feet in elevation. You'll climb nearly 5,000 feet of vertical so make sure your legs are ready....

Broken Top Ski Descent of SW Ridge and Crater Bowl
Broken Top Ski Descent of SW Ridge and Crater Bowl

This is a really amazing trip. Although the trudge in on closed forest service roads from the Tumalo parking lot is tough the terrain you will ski makes up for it. Snowmobiles are allowed here so if...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Tumalo Mountain Backcountry Ski
Tumalo Mountain Backcountry Ski

This 1,300 ft ascent is a great cheap alternative to skiing at Mt. Bachelor across the street. There is a really nice northeast bowl at the top that is skiable in good snow conditions and the views...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Bachelor to Bend Epic Mountain Bike Descent
Bachelor to Bend Epic Mountain Bike Descent

This is a really fun shuttled mountain bike descent from Mt. Bachelor to Bend, OR. You'll descend almost 2,500 ft in about 23 miles and have a lot of fun doing so. There is only one brief climb...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Pilot Butte (Nature Trail)
Pilot Butte (Nature Trail)

In Bend for the day? Don't have time to get out and take advantage of all the surrounding area?

Give Pilot Butte a try!

It's a quick mile each way from the base to the summit, short enough that...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Deschutes River Trail (Aspen to Big Eddy)
Deschutes River Trail (Aspen to Big Eddy)

Like all the other sections of the Deschutes River Trail, the mile or so from Aspen to Big Eddy are a mix of willow flats, raging rapids, slow meanders, and higher ridges. It's a great little out and...

Lava Butte - Newberry Crater National Monument
Lava Butte - Newberry Crater National Monument

This guide will take you up Lava Butte and to the Lava Lands Visitor Center in Newberry Crater National Monument. There is a great visitor center to explore and a short interpretive trail you can...

Tumalo Falls and Double Falls
Tumalo Falls and Double Falls

This is a short 2 mile hike to two beautiful waterfalls on Tumalo Creek beneath Broken Top Mountain. The first one you encounter is the largest at 97 feet while the 2nd (Double Falls) drops 30 and...

Tumalo Falls Loop
Tumalo Falls Loop

The viewpoint for Tumalo Falls is a few steps from the parking lot or a short trail to the top. The top is a must worth the 5 minute walk.

The 89 foot fall along Tumalo Creek is one of the tallest...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Shevlin Park - Canyon Rim Loop
Shevlin Park - Canyon Rim Loop

Shevlin Park is a haven located less than three miles from Bend and a perfect location for hiking, jogging, fishing, cross country skiing and picnicking. There is an extensive trail and pathway system...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Devils Lake Trail
Devils Lake Trail

Devils Lake Trail is about 6.0 miles long and located about 15-20 miles west of Bend, Oregon. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2-3 hours.

Nice day hike. Steady uphill through forest...

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