The Dry River Canyon Trail is a great choice for fall through late winter hiking. It is a moderate hike, 2 miles each way. It has seasonal wildlife closures from February 1-August 31 every year. This hike starts 17 miles east of Bend on Hwy 20. Just past milepost 17 turn left onto quarry road then immediately turn right towards the gravel piles. Follow any of the rough dirt roads for about .75 miles until they merge and dead end at some campsites. Trail begins at campsites. At the 2 mile mark there are two huge Ponderosa pines marking the turnaround point.