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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Joyce's Electric Bike Adventures

Electric bikes have really taken off in Bend, Oregon, which means there are plenty of places to take these bikes! Joyce, who can often be found on her own electric bike, recommends these areas for a fun outing! If you happen to want something easy, then starting at the Lava Lands Visitor Center and cruising the miles of paved trails through Sunriver would be perfect! For more adventure, you could start at Benham Falls on the Deschutes River Trail and head north towards Dillon Falls. Finally, if you are looking for a more strenuous day out, start in Bend and head for Mt. Bachelor for a ride that ends with a view! Make sure to end your day with a drink and a meal to reward yourself for an amazing day out! Don’t have an electric bike? No worries! You can rent them in town at Let It Ride Bikes!…

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