Upper Deschutes River Trail

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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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So you’re driving through the area and now you’re in Bend for a couple of hours….. What should you do? This list has different activities that you could choose from while you’re spending this short period of time in this beautiful city. No matter the season there is a quick thing to experience. Nearby are beautiful trails that allow for short hikes. Parks that are unique and dog friendly to Bend. Even short tours such as our Big Eddy white water rafting trip! If it’s winter and you’re wanting a quick sled session then head to Wanoga Snow Park not too far out of town. If it’s summer then you could head down into the caves at Lava Lands. No matter what you choose to do for those couple of hours, we’d bet it’ll peak your interest enough to bring you back to do so much more that is offered…

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