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From tree-lined mountain trails to lakeside vistas to volcanic landscapes resembling something from a sci-fi movie, Central Oregon boasts some of the most diverse hiking in the country. Best of all, there’s a trail for every season.
Do keep in mind that many Bend hikes are crazy-popular all summer, and parking lots can be packed. No space at the trailhead? That’s okay, since you always have a plan B. With hundreds of hikes to pick from, there’s no need to invent your own parking spot by pulling onto fragile forest floors. Just head a few miles down the road to find less-traveled trails.