Trail Ratings used for these events.
Terrebonne (Smith Rock) - Monkey See, Monkey Do
24 miles N of Bend on Hwy 97
5km, 10km - 2B (Monkey Face option 3C)
Parking: $5/day or Oregon State Parks permit (available on site).
Walk on trails along the Crooked River with sweeping views and opportunities to watch rock climbers, and see the iconic Monkey Face.
Bend - Lava Island (fka Walk to the Raft)
5 km, 10 km - 2B
Please note that because of inadequate river flow this year, rafting is not possible during the time of our event. Starting at Seventh Mountain Resort, follow along the banks of the Deschutes River. You will be treated to fantastic views of the river, the plant and wildlife in the area, and some fantastic lava flows as well.
Bend - Benham Falls to Dillon Falls
5km - 1B, 11km - 2B
This spectacular section of river formed 7,000 years ago when the Lava Butte eruption buried the channel of the Deschutes River in more than 100 feet of lava creating a natural dam. Benham Falls was the outlet from the lake that formed; over time the river cut through the volcanic rock and the lake drained but some impressive whitewater remains.
29 miles W of Bend on OR-372, NF-370 - Unpaved roads
5km, 15km or further - 2B
Parking: $5/day or NW Forest Pass (available on-site)
A Central Cascades Wilderness Day Use Permit is required for entry. The permits are nontransferable and only valid for entry on date and trailhead listed on the permit. Cost is $1.
To purchase: www.recreation.gov/ticket/300009/ticket/2003
Winding through a gentle forest along Fall Creek, pass several waterfalls and lava flows to the lakes with their vast views of South Sister, Mt. Bachelor, and Broken Top. Distance depends upon desire.
LaPine - Paulina Lakeshore Trail
30 Miles S of Bend on Hwy 97
13km - 2C
Parking: $5/day or NW Forest Pass (NOT available on site)
This trail is a moderately difficult hike located within the scenic Newberry Volcanic Monument area. Elevation is at 6,350' at the trailhead start. This forested trail circumnavigates the lake, mostly flat with some uphill sections. Make a day of it and visit the Obsidian Flow and drive to the top of Paulina Peak.
Bend - Riley Ranch to Tumalo State Park
<5 Miles NW of Bend
5km, 11km - 2C
5 km route: $5/day or Oregon State Parks pass
From the open meadows of the nature preserve, descend one steep switch back area to get to the Deschutes River to hike to Tumalo State Park. (NOTE: This event is not near Tumalo Falls.) Dogs not allowed in the nature preserve. The shorter route (5 km) is available to those with dogs.
Tumalo - Twin Bridges
Route <20 miles
8 Miles NW of Bend on Hwy 20
Ride a portion of the Twin Bridges Oregon Scenic Bikeway out of Tumalo park toward Sisters on backroads with fantastic views of the mountains. This one has some uphill sections, so it's not suited for folks who don't ride much.