Upper Deschutes River Trail

Distance: Varies
Difficulty: Easy

This part of the Deschutes River Trail system follows the banks of the river from Meadow Camp all the way to Benham Falls, passing Lava Island Falls, Aspen Camp, and Dillon Falls. The trail begins at Meadow Camp picnic area off of Century Dr. Numerous other starting points may be accessed off Century Dr on FS Road 41.

Distances:
Meadow Camp picnic area to Benham Falls: 8.5 miles
Meadow Camp to Lava Island: 1.2 miles
Lava Island to Dillon Falls: 3.3 miles
Dillon to Benham Falls: 4 miles

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