Bend has its very own long-distance trail just outside of town. The 750 mile Oregon Desert Trail starts in the Badlands Wilderness, just 20 miles east of Bend, and traverses wide open deserts, remote mountains ranges, and spectacular canyons to end at one of Oregon’s most dramatic landscapes: the Owyhee Canyonlands. Take a day hike, weekend excursion, or even hike the whole route in one. Go via a mixture of cross-country travel, existing trails, old Jeep tracks, and historical wagon roads. Maps, a guidebook, GPS waypoints, and more are available to help you plan your adventure.